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Friday, March 11, 2011


Apparently we were not swept away in the tsunami following the Japanese earthquake.  When I turned on the computer this morning at 9 a.m., I saw that there was a tsunami advisory for Point Roberts, suggesting that it would arrive around 7 a.m.  It didn't get this far, anyway (we are about a half-mile up from the beach), or cause any of our sirens to wail, so I guess it didn't happen. The advisory information came from Point Interface (Yeay, Carol!), but I do wonder whether she had to get up at 3 a.m. to send this out to us all (that was the time stamp on the message).  And whether I should have awakened the computer (as well as myself) earlier to assay the news.

Apparently, according to this AP report, said tsunami did make it to the Oregon coast, but this is the peculiar part of the report that addresses the Oregon experience:

"Fryer said high water reached Port Orford, Ore., around 11:30 a.m. PST Friday. Evacuations were ordered and beaches closed all along the coast, and fishermen in Crescent City, Calif., fired up their crab boats and left the harbor to ride out an expected swell. A tsunami in 1964 killed 11 people in Crescent City."

Insofar as it is only 9 a.m. PST Friday right at this moment, it is hard to know how it is that AP knows that the wave hit Oregon at 11:30 a.m. PST.  Well, typos occur to and for everyone.  Happily, millions are not reading my typos.  But the news today in Point Roberts is that we are safe.  The news in Japan, not so good, though. 

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