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whaaa? tsunami warning for the west coast? from the mexican baja penninsula to vancouver, b.c.? yeah. i'm in the middle of there.

THAT is an interesting turn that i hadn't been expecting for the evening.

stupid earthquakes. 7.4 off the northern coast of california.

i wouldn't be so concerned, except that we just watched a special the other day on Discovery about what would happen if such a thing occurred.

iiii'll, just um... watch this horrid reality show. if you don't hear from me - EVER - you will know i was swallowed by a giant wave.

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a_muse_d
Jun. 15th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
that's comforting, living in the center of Seattle and all. but the Sound isn't really that close to the open ocean, is it? Bremerton will block off any big swells, right? muwahaha.
aubkabob
Jun. 15th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
yeah, i was just thinking that portland is much higher in elevation...

... then i remembered how close i am to the columbia river and that we're only 5 miles above sea level.

nice.

*bites lip*

i'm sure it's nothing.
inisfair
Jun. 15th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
Miles?
aubkabob
Jun. 15th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
i think so. if i remember correctly.

anyhoo, so far, it seems like the media is just overplaying it. one station even had a scroll at the bottom that said "there is no tsunami warning at this time; however, there are sirens going of in manzanita."

wtf, mates?!?
inisfair
Jun. 15th, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
If it is, you've got nothing to worry about :)
aubkabob
Feb. 16th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
der, and by miles, i really meant feet. in sitting in the airplane at PDX, the little monitor on the seat ahead of me said that we were five feet above sea level.

granted, there's a GIANT hill between the Columbian River and me, so I still think that I would have very little to worry about, but who knows with tidal waves? ;)
jenniffer
Jun. 15th, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
... then i remembered how close i am to the columbia river and that we're only 5 miles above sea level.

Somehow I doubt that...considering there are 5,280 Feet in a mile...I'm thinking the Columbian isn't 26,400 feet above sea level. Hehe...

Still is scary though.
aubkabob
Feb. 17th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
LOL it would be the columbian waterfalls, instead of the columbian river.

i meant feet. i was sitting in a plane at pdx, and the little screen in front of me kept constant watch on how high above sea level you were, and it said we were 5 feet.
jenniffer
Feb. 17th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
I totally knew what you ment, was just more fun to think of it in miles
aubkabob
Nov. 8th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
i'm just happy that portland and its five feet above sea level isn't as far north as seattle, or we would have some major flooding. some streets got really bad as it was.
faetal
Jun. 15th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
we're SO FAR from the coast, and beyond that WE are far from the river, really far.
When the river floods.. granted its no fun, flood years are always interesting, but not overly dangerous. (lots and lots of property damage but pretty safe as long as you're not doing unsafe things, and arent near places that will have mudslides.

A disaster would certainly affect us, but most likely it wouldnt kill us.
aubkabob
Feb. 11th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
and there IS that giant hill between us and the columbia, too.
bigstusexy
Jun. 15th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
Awww don't say that cause if I never hear from you I'll... I'll be unconsolalbe forever!

Besides everyone knows that duck and cover will protect you! LOL

Stu-
aubkabob
Nov. 16th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
bah ha ha! aaah, yes, duck and cover! i remember practicing that in grade school ;)
bigstusexy
Nov. 18th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
We had tornado drills...

We'd go outside in the halls and... PUSH ON THE WALL! LOL Like use pusing on the walls would stop anything haha!
aubkabob
Nov. 1st, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
BAH HA HA!!! i want to say this was the tactic somewhere i went to school, too, though i remember in kindergarden, we had a tornado drill. no one told ME it was a drill, though, and as we all went to the bathroom to curl up close to each other in the stalls (ew.ew.ew.), i was scream/sobbing because i was convinced I WAS GOING TO DIE.
bigstusexy
Nov. 1st, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
awwwww thats so sad you should never be scared like that. Remember to tell you kids (when you have them) about drills! We should make that into a PSA, "remeber, remind you children about drills before someone else does!"
oatmeal
Jun. 15th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
Weird. I saw the warning on TV, and got all scared-like, 'cause my grandmother lives near Eureka. But apparently they've cancelled the tsunami warning, and nothing on the ground was hurt.
aubkabob
Feb. 25th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
except a few people's credibility when they all cried 'death'?

we live in such a paranoid society. i blame the media.
madmadhatter
Jun. 15th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
I figured I was far enough in land from the Pacific but my mom lives out in a valley by a creek that runs right into the Straits of Juan di Fuca so I was worried at first.

I'm all sorts of paranoid about Mt. Rainier erupting
aubkabob
Feb. 20th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
i realized just the other day that the GIANT WHITE HILL i see from my work is st. helens. shiat, i didn't realize we were that close!

i've always been paranoid about ranier, too...

though for some reason, the idea of an eruption sounds so much more exciting than drowning. drowning and earthquakes scare the bejeebus out of me.
madmadhatter
Feb. 25th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
same here! just watching the earth move would be weird and scarey but i think i'd prefer to being drowned!
aubkabob
Nov. 23rd, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
actually, when it came down to it, i think i would rather be drowned then burnt to death by lava... unless i lucked out and the ash suffocated me and i just fell asleep softly ;)
madmadhatter
Nov. 23rd, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)
eeo!
aintesduck
Jun. 15th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
The tsunami thing is going to be like on Long Island after the last big hurricane in 1986; for years later every summer the news was screaming "OH MY GOD IT MIGHT BE WINDY SOMEWHERE BY THE EQUATOR TODAY IS ANOTHER KILLER HURRICANE STARTING????"
aubkabob
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
LOL no doubt! and now with the whole katrina thing, i'm sure that they'll ESPECIALLY be on the lookout for newer, big storms.

and i'm sure that if katrina did nothing else, that it scared the bejeebers out of a lot of people enough to where when they say 'evacuate', the denizens won't shrug it off..
ohsaycanyousay
Jun. 16th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
The funny thing about this was that I didn't find out about the tsunai warning until about midnight last night when I was watching the news. That's a great warning -- if there was any merit to it I would have floated away long before!
aubkabob
Feb. 25th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
i KNOW. i almost never watch the news, so it was a miracle that i had even noticed it when it was happening!

just like when mt. st. helens erupted last year, i wouldn't have known, except i can see the mountain at work!
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