Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tsunami Advisory in Effect
Release #1 South Bend, Washington – A tsunami advisory is in effect for the coastal areas of Washington, Oregon, and California. There is no tsunami watch or warning in effect. Repeat, no watch or warning is in effect. No significant coastal flooding is expected to be produced by this tsunami. However, some areas of the coast could experience dangerous currents and surges in harbors and bays. Coastal residents are advised to stay out of the water, off the beach, and away from harbors and marinas. Wave heights and currents are amplified by irregular shoreline and are difficult to predict. The predicted time of the onset of the sea level rise at Westport, WA is 2:57 p.m. For arrival times at additional locations visit http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov. The threat is expected to begin around 2:00 p.m. this afternoon along the central Oregon coast. Sea level rises could continue for several hours. The greatest sea level rise may not be until an hour or two after the initial onset. Pacific County officials are meeting at 9:00 a.m. this morning to determine what response is needed at this time. Another press release will be issued following that meeting. For the most up to date weather information from the National Weather Service please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.