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Sebastopol, CA Fire Department
Friday March 11th, 2011 :: 12:05 p.m. PST

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Tsunami Warning still in effect through 5:30 P.M. today. Multiple waves continue to approach the Sonoma Coast.

MULTIPLE SURGES HAVE OCCURRED DURING THIS TSUNAMI WITH THE HIGHEST OCCURRING IN THE FIFTH AND SEVENTH SURGES. ADDITIONAL SURGES ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT MANY HOURS KEEPING THE BEACHES... HARBORS AND COASTLINE UNSAFE. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE OBSERVED SURGE HEIGHTS AND ARRIVAL TIMES AT TIDAL GAGES FOR THE HIGHEST RECORDED SURGE SO FAR DURING THIS TSUNAMI: ARENA COVE...5.7 FEET AT 9:46 AM POINT REYES...4.4 FEET AT 10:03 AM SAN FRANCISCO...2.0 FEET AT 8:59 AM MONTEREY HARBOR...2.4 FEET AT 7:50 AM NOTE THAT THE LARGEST WAVES MAY NOT HAVE ARRIVED YET SINCE THE TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES THAT MAY LAST FOR MANY HOURS. DUE TO RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY...LISTENERS ARE URGED TO TUNE TO LOCAL EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM MEDIA FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ISSUED BY LOCAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AUTHORITIES. THEY WILL PROVIDE DETAILS ON THE EVACUATION OF LOW-LYING AREAS... IF NECESSARY... AND WHEN IT IS SAFE TO RETURN AFTER THE TSUNAMI HAS PASSED.

Instruction:
A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED AND HAS CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST. PERSONS AT THE COAST SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. PERSONS IN TSUNAMI WARNING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE INLAND TO HIGHER GROUND AND WAIT TO RETURN UNTIL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS GIVE THE ALL CLEAR. AT THIS TIME THE AREA OF GREATEST CONCERN LOCALLY APPEARS TO BE IN AND AROUND THE NORTH END OF MONTEREY BAY NEAR THE SANTA CRUZ HARBOR. RECOMMENDED ACTIONS... PERSONS IN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE INLAND TO HIGHER GROUND AND BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. TSUNAMIS OFTEN ARRIVE AS A SERIES OF WAVES WHICH COULD BE DANGEROUS FOR AS MUCH AS 10 TO 12 HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL. TSUNAMI WARNINGS MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION IS IMMINENT OR EXPECTED. TSUNAMIS ARE A SERIES OF WAVES POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL TIME.

Area: SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-SAN FRANCISCO-COASTAL NORTH BAY... INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-NORTH BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-SAN FRANCISCO BAY SHORELINE-SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
Affected Counties or parts of: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Marin, Monterey, Contra Costa, Napa, San Benito, Sonoma, Santa Clara, Alameda
Sent: 2011-03-11T10:54:28-08:00
Original Sender: KMTR@nwws.oes.ca.gov
From: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CA

Address/Location
Sebastopol, CA Fire Department
7425 Bodega Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-823-8061

John E. Zanzi
Sebastopol Fire Department
jzanzi@sonic.net
707-823-8061

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