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Tsunami Warning for Hawaii, First Wave at 11:19 a.m. HST, 10-15 Foot Waves; Advisory for West Coast
Saturday, February 27, 2010 | Kristinn/ NWS

Posted on 02/27/2010 4:37:11 AM PST by kristinn

The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for Hawaii and a tsunami advisory for the West Coast of the United States.

A NWS spokesman on CNN says it is estimated the tsunami waves will be 10 to 15 feet high when they hit Hawaii. The tsunmi waves could last up to six hours.

Recent buoy reports of wave heights vary from 5 to 16 feet.

Latest statement on Hawaii:

BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 7
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
148 AM HST SAT FEB 27 2010

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING SUPPLEMENT

A TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

SNIP

EVALUATION

A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.

A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF LONG OCEAN WAVES. EACH INDIVIDUAL WAVE CREST CAN LAST 5 TO 15 MINUTES OR MORE AND EXTENSIVELY FLOOD COASTAL AREAS. THE DANGER CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE AS SUBSEQUENT WAVES ARRIVE. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. TSUNAMI WAVES EFFICIENTLY WRAP AROUND ISLANDS. ALL SHORES ARE AT RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE. THE TROUGH OF A TSUNAMI WAVE MAY TEMPORARILY EXPOSE THE SEAFLOOR BUT THE AREA WILL QUICKLY FLOOD AGAIN. EXTREMELY STRONG AND UNUSUAL NEARSHORE CURRENTS CAN ACCOMPANY A TSUNAMI. DEBRIS PICKED UP AND CARRIED BY A TSUNAMI AMPLIFIES ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER. SIMULTANEOUS HIGH TIDES OR HIGH SURF CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TSUNAMI HAZARD.

THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

1119 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010

The NWS has also issued a tsunami warning for most of the Pacific region:

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 006
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1147Z 27 FEB 2010

Here is a local report on the West Coast tsunami advisory:

A tsunami advisory has been issued for the California coast, including Del Norte County, following a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck off the central coast of Chile at 10:34 p.m. PST Friday.

The forecasted arrival time for Crescent City is 1:46 p.m. PST Saturday, however tsunamis can be dangerous for many hours after arrival, and the initial wave is not necessarily the largest, the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says.

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA... WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... A WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / ANTARCTICA / PANAMA / COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / PITCAIRN / HONDURAS / EL SALVADOR / GUATEMALA / FR. POLYNESIA / MEXICO / COOK ISLANDS / KIRIBATI / KERMADEC IS / NIUE / NEW ZEALAND / TONGA / AMERICAN SAMOA / SAMOA / JARVIS IS. / WALLIS-FUTUNA / TOKELAU / FIJI / AUSTRALIA / HAWAII / PALMYRA IS. / TUVALU / VANUATU / HOWLAND-BAKER / NEW CALEDONIA / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. / NAURU / MARSHALL IS. / MIDWAY IS. / KOSRAE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA / POHNPEI / WAKE IS. / CHUUK / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / INDONESIA / N. MARIANAS / GUAM / YAP / BELAU / JAPAN / PHILIPPINES / CHINESE TAIPEI


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: banzaipipeline; catastrophism; chile; chileearthquake; earthquake; hawaii; pipeline; sunsetbeach; surfsup; tsunami; waimae
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I feel sooooooo stupid.

After I read this thread, I did a quick search on 'quake' and 'earthquake' -- so of course I never located the MAIN Chile Earthquake messagethread, which currently is almost a thousand postings long.

I have NO idea why it didn't get into the sidebar, like this thread of Kristinn's did -- I don't really understand the mechanics of thread posting.

Here's the main thread with hundreds & hundreds of posts:

8.8 in Chile [Update at #277]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2460407/posts

51 posted on 02/27/2010 6:19:36 AM PST by hennie pennie
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Prayers for the victims and those in the tsunami's sights and their loved ones.

ff

52 posted on 02/27/2010 6:20:49 AM PST by foreverfree
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Don’t miss post no.33


53 posted on 02/27/2010 6:22:07 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie
Damn, when are you noobs gonna learn?

Just kidding, no worries, I bet there is another 10 threads posted on this in the next hour.

Thanks for the link to the other thread :)

54 posted on 02/27/2010 6:22:24 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; All

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/category.asp?C=3495&nav=0bor

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/category.asp?C=176904&nav=menu55_1_1


55 posted on 02/27/2010 6:23:54 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: tubebender; kristinn

TB you better hurry with the donuts, there may be waves!


56 posted on 02/27/2010 6:25:12 AM PST by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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To: foreverfree

I just read on CNN that the tsunami is moving at 500 miles an hour!


57 posted on 02/27/2010 6:26:58 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Eye of Unk; All

Live news link here

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/category.asp?C=176904&nav=menu55_1_1

Thanks Eye of Unk!


58 posted on 02/27/2010 6:27:38 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

That is a fact, at that speed its an underwater shock wave, its when it approaches shallow land is when it builds, a ship at sea would feel a pulse but would probably not see much of a wave.


59 posted on 02/27/2010 6:29:32 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: SouthTexas

Well the shop is only 18 feet above high tide but at least the donut mill is on high ground. The north west had one of these mega quakes in 1700 and the geologist say they happen every 200 years?


60 posted on 02/27/2010 6:30:45 AM PST by tubebender
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Sirens will sound in 90 minutes in Hawaii.


61 posted on 02/27/2010 6:31:09 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Our home on Maui is on Haleakala at 2700ft. We happen to be in your home town this weekend for the NASCAR races, but have given a heads up to loved ones in Hawaii. The Hawaiian phone books have detailed evacuation plans whereby beach hotel guests are directed to proceed to the upper floors of the property. Small boat marinas such as Lahaina and Maalea on Maui may take a beating.


62 posted on 02/27/2010 6:33:23 AM PST by Kahuna
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To: Kahuna

I often wonder where people from Hawaii go for vacations, now I know!

Have a good time in Vegas! Root for Tony for me....


63 posted on 02/27/2010 6:36:47 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I was so shocked that there was so little posting over such a major earthquake; now I am surprised that someone would post about such a massive catastrophe without putting EARTHQUAKE in the title; I should have clicked on ACTIVITY to see if there was a major messagethread already. Somehow Kristinn’s NOTICABLE title is staying *pinned* to the top sidebar of breaking news.


64 posted on 02/27/2010 6:37:09 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Kahuna

That’s fascinating — the big beach hotels in Hawaii can withstand even a major tsunami, right?


65 posted on 02/27/2010 6:38:44 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: kristinn

Just woke up..... I am sure someone else has said this, but ALL of the shores of Hawaii are at risk. Waves like this will wrap around the whole island, all of them. Waves slow and then literally bend because of that, and they reflect.

If you are in Hawaii, get the hell off the beaches.


66 posted on 02/27/2010 6:40:22 AM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Maybe your cats became excited after they heard that Sarah Palin is going to be on the “Tonight” show with Jay Leno on March 2nd?


67 posted on 02/27/2010 6:41:03 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation ("And when the Antichrist comes, millions will love him.")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

end times, maybe?


68 posted on 02/27/2010 6:41:58 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: hennie pennie

thanks for the ping :)


69 posted on 02/27/2010 6:42:42 AM PST by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: Kahuna
Hopefully it will peter out by the time it reaches Hawaii.

I also hope it doesn't ruin your fun while you're here.

Have a great time!!

70 posted on 02/27/2010 6:43:08 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: kristinn

Prayers


71 posted on 02/27/2010 6:44:22 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men and going upWomen)
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To: Guenevere
end times, maybe?

I think that was Jan. 20 of '09

;)

72 posted on 02/27/2010 6:44:31 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: tubebender

And I thought we were low!

You should be somewhat protected from the wave by the distance as well as being on the same side as the quake, but you best keep your feet firmly planted, there could be more coming.


73 posted on 02/27/2010 6:45:27 AM PST by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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To: sit-rep

Not at all. Waves will travel upwards the speed of a passenger Jet, yea, 400 to 600 miles per hour. The wave crest with an earthquake this big from one edge of the top to the other can take 15 minutes to pass a given point they are THAT big. And there can be MANY of them, not just one.

The waves will travel unimpeded for thousands of miles through the water, and they will keep going until their energy is dissipated, which means in some cases around the globe.

The earthquakes in Chile are such that the earth will shift hugely upward over a long distance, perhaps miles. That means BIG waves.

Hawaii is very definitely in danger. The last big one in Chile did a lot of damage in Hawaii.


74 posted on 02/27/2010 6:47:14 AM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: kristinn

I checked out the “Honolulu Advertiser” web site.

On the right portion of the screen, under “Breaking Headlines,” was this little tid bit of information.....

“Hawaii remains under tsunami warning, sirens to sound at 6 AM”

“Tsunami sirens to sound at 6 AM, wave to hit Big Island at 11:19 AM”

“Residents along shorelines told to evacuate in advance of waves”

and this final bit of news,

“Wie shoots third-round 69, moves up to 15, five shots back of leaders”

WTF? Hawaii is facing imminent danger to the lives and property of it’s residents, and they’re worried about the results from a golf tournament? And, it’s under Breaking News along with the tsunami warnings? Bizarro world.


75 posted on 02/27/2010 6:47:55 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation ("And when the Antichrist comes, millions will love him.")
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I see Alaska and British Columbia getting hit, but NOAA excludes Alaska and BC. Wassup wid dat?

I think God got tired of the curling coverage and is sending a message.

76 posted on 02/27/2010 6:48:24 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
gotcha...:)
...still, strange & multiple earthquakes...
77 posted on 02/27/2010 6:48:35 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: All

Latest Statement from Hawaii Tsunami Center(not sure if this was posted)

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/messages/hawaii/2010/hawaii.2010.02.27.134754.txt


78 posted on 02/27/2010 6:48:41 AM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

How long before the Tsunami hits Hawaii?


79 posted on 02/27/2010 6:49:38 AM PST by pollywog (Psalm 91:4 ~ Under His Wings ~)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Hopefully it will peter out by the time it reaches Hawaii.

I also hope it doesn’t ruin your fun while you’re here.

Have a great time!!”

Mahalo!

We have had plenty of false alarms over the years, however you have to take this one very serious. A number of flights from Asia normally arrive at 6AM HST and I’m wondering what alternatives they have once airborne. Mainland flights to Hawaii normally start blasting off around 7 to 8 AM PST so I imagine that they have been delayed?


80 posted on 02/27/2010 6:50:35 AM PST by Kahuna
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I don't know how God will bring about the 'end times' exactly...

..but I suspect there will be multiple catastrophic events we can't even imagine.

81 posted on 02/27/2010 6:52:42 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

No, they will bend around obstacles. Think of a rock in a pond, it creates a ring right, so it expands in a arc. When it comes upon shallow water it rises up, the water has to go somewhere. As it “hits” land the wave around that land slows down, making the wave appear to bend, and then it reflects back off of the land shelf. Think of a pylon in a pond, that wave hits the pylon, wraps around and reflects back off of it all at the same time.


82 posted on 02/27/2010 6:52:49 AM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Also not known if already posted, possible Tsunamie times on the west coast from California to Alaska.

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/messages/hawaii/2010/hawaii.2010.02.27.134754.txt


83 posted on 02/27/2010 6:55:00 AM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: deport

Hawaii under tsunami warning

By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer © 2010 The Associated Press
Feb. 27, 2010, 8:05AM
EWA BEACH, Hawaii — Hawaii braced Saturday for a potentially damaging tsunami, after a massive earthquake off Chile sent waves across the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning — its highest alert — for Hawaii, where incoming waves could cause damage along the coastlines across the island chain. A warning was also in effect for Guam, American Samoa and dozens of other Pacific islands.

The first waves were expected to arrive in Hawaii at 11:19 a.m. Saturday (4:19 p.m. EST).

A lower-grade tsunami advisory was in effect for the coast of California and an Alaskan coastal area from Kodiak to Attu islands. Authorities in Australia did not issue a warning, but asked residents to stay away from the coast.

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Feb 27 2010 8:06AM David Lillo / AP
Vehicles that were driving along a highway that collapsed during the earthquake near Santiago are seen overturned on the asphalt Saturday Feb. 27, 2010 after an 8.8 -magnitude earthquake struck.


84 posted on 02/27/2010 6:55:26 AM PST by deport (TEXAS PRIMARY -- MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
The keep reporting Tsunami Warnings are going to be sounded at 11:19 am HST...

Good grief, I'd say the warning has already been "sounded"...

85 posted on 02/27/2010 6:57:02 AM PST by spectre ( Spectre's wife)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

To give you an idea...go to youtube and search 1960 Chile Tsunami...one of the links is a simulation showing wave travel from that earthquake.

Scarey stuff.


86 posted on 02/27/2010 6:58:55 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: hennie pennie

Thanks hennie pennie did you hear about a earthquake in chile?

I don’t see that my husband thought he heard that I’ll have to look for it


87 posted on 02/27/2010 7:02:16 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Danae
After giving a little more thought and seeing the map at 33, I can see that now.I remember an after shock in the Northridge quake, a big one, I was sitting down at a table looking out the window at the park across the street when it hit.

The ground actually looked like it became a body of water with swells going through it, most amazing thing I've ever seen.

88 posted on 02/27/2010 7:02:27 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: kristinn
Hawaii webcam sites:

http://www.honolulu.gov/multimed/wme.asp

http://www.co.honolulu.hi.us/multimed/waikiki.asp

This one is in front of the Duke Kahanamoku Statue only.

89 posted on 02/27/2010 7:04:27 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Gives you a sense of just how irrelevant Man is to the Earth doesn’t it?


90 posted on 02/27/2010 7:07:31 AM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: rbmillerjr
Scarey stuff.

Indeed, did you see how many vids are up already regarding this current event?

Amazing.

91 posted on 02/27/2010 7:08:59 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Kahuna

Do you know FReeper fish hawk?


92 posted on 02/27/2010 7:09:15 AM PST by tubebender
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To: ASA Vet; alfa6
Looks like I'll be movin' in the next few hours. CD is blowing the sirens at 0600 and the evacuation will begin.

First wave expected between 1104 and 1119.
93 posted on 02/27/2010 7:10:39 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Danae
Certainly does.

The power of nature is something to behold....AGW....riiiiight!

94 posted on 02/27/2010 7:11:27 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: spectre

The Tsunami warning sirens will go off in about 50 minutes from now at 6am HST, the expected first waves will be just after 11am HST.


95 posted on 02/27/2010 7:11:51 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Where are the vids?


96 posted on 02/27/2010 7:12:43 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Where are the vids?


97 posted on 02/27/2010 7:12:45 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: annieokie; All

http://www.surfline.com/reports/report_fullspotlist_cameras.cfm

A list of surf cameras.


98 posted on 02/27/2010 7:13:01 AM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Danae

http://www.tsunami.org/maptool.html

A Tsunami map tool to assist people in finding if they are in an evacuation area.


99 posted on 02/27/2010 7:16:06 AM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: kristinn

bflr


100 posted on 02/27/2010 7:16:28 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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