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Sausalito Police Department
Saturday February 27th, 2010 :: 11:36 a.m. PST

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**Update on Tsunami Warning for the City of Sausalito, Saturday, February 27, 2010***

The City of Sausalito has been advised by the National Weather Service that a Tsunami or seismic sea wave that was generated by the recent 8.8 earthquake in Chile may strike our coastal areas.

There is no way to determine in advance exactly the size of Tsunamis. However the National Weather Service believes that the Tsunami will occur at approximately 1:30 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2010 and that the wave height will be approximately 2 to 2 ½ feet high in excess of existing tidal levels. In addition to the Tsunami wave, high tide is reported to occur today at approximately 10:00 AM and be at 6.6 feet. High tide at 1:30 PM is estimated to be at approximately 3 feet.

Between 1 and 4PM the public is warned to stay away from the beaches and other coastal areas and to stay out of the water. Harbors and marinas should take appropriate precautions to safeguard their residents and property. The tidal surge is expected to be at the mouth of the Golden Gate Bridge. No flooding is expected at this time in Sausalito, however strong tides are anticipated. Currents that may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

Please check on your neighbors to make sure that they have received this warning.

For more information regarding Tsunami’s and your safety during them, please visit the City of Sausalito’s Disaster Preparedness-Emergency Operations Program’s website at www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=667

Call 9-1-1 to report any emergencies. If using a cellular phone to report an emergency call (415) 472-0911. Stay tuned to 1610 AM Radio and review www.Nixle.com and the City's website for further information and updates.

Address/Location
Sausalito Police Department
29 Caledonia St
Sausalito, CA 94965

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 415-289-4170

Sergeant William R. Fraass
Operations
bfraass@ci.sausalito.ca.us
415-289-4170

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