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Old February 27th, 2010, 01:51 PM
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02-27-10

Pacific Coasts Facing Tsunami Warning, Watch and Advisories
In the aftermath of one of the strongest earthquakes in 100 years hitting Chile this morning, cruisers leaving from the West Coast on cruises to Mexico or elsewhere today may have a surprise in store.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning, watch and advisory for the entire Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii, California and even up through the Alaska coast. The three words represent different levels of severity.

The center has issued a tsunami "warning" (the highest alert) for Hawaii, where emergency response plans are already in place. Tourists in Waikiki and the Hilo International Airport have already been ordered to evacuate. The tsunami is expected to generate waves larger than any since 1964 throughout the islands.

The California coast received an advisory, the lowest level alert, but it still implies there should be strong waves and currents. However, officials said they do not expect "inundation." Cruise Ships can handle strong waves without any problem, but if you feel sea sick be sure to inquire at the passenger services desk for anti-nausea medication.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 02:34 PM
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One of my buddies said his Uncle was just evacuated from his Hotel in Hawaii. They are all being taken to higher ground. Terribly frightening times we're living in.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 03:59 PM
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Yeah - I wonder where Pride of America (NLV-America cruises in Hawaii) is today. I do not think you would want to be docked when any big wave comes to shore - look at what just happened to Costa in Sharm El Skeik?
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Not concerned about tsunamis here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
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Paul, I sometimes wish they would not issue these warnings. It seems like every time they do there is a group of people who rush over to the coast to watch the large waves. If anything really bad does happen they won't have a chance. M
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Just got home and reading about the lastest earthquake, OMG....Lets hope the Pacific will be OK and nothing as bad as they predict....Such strange weather patterns
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Old February 27th, 2010, 06:37 PM
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My High School buddy lives in Maui and he says while there is definitely a "surge" they are doing fine.
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According to the news broadcast, Oregonians flocked to the coast to see the tsunami, and then came away disappointed.
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Just glad it wasn't as bad as they may have thought.
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