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OC Tsunami Alert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: September 16, 2015

Tsunami Advisory

A Tsunami Advisory has been issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center for all of Orange County Coastal areas.

The first waves are expected to arrive in Orange County at approximately 4:45 a.m. Although no significant coastal flooding is expected, some areas could experience dangerous currents and tidal surges due to this tsunami along beaches and in harbors and marinas.

  • The impact of this tsunami will be stronger than normal currents and possible higher than normal tidal surges along the beaches. Stay out of the water.
  • There will be a strong outgoing tidal current at the same time the tsunami arrives. The combined effect could produce very strong currents in harbors and bays.
  • A Tsunami event is a series of waves that can last for several hours. The first wave is usually not the strongest.

Local Coastal Officials are monitoring the situation and directing all persons in the coastal areas to

  • Beaches, harbors, piers and marinas will be closed starting at 4:00 a.m.
  • There are no evacuation orders for residents.
  • Local officials will determine when areas are safe to open.
  • Contact your local jurisdiction for more specific information or the Orange County Public Information Hotline at 714-628-7019.

Do not call 9-1-1 unless you have a life threatening emergency.

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