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Oregon & California under a TSUNAMI WARNING (Mar 10, 2011)

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TLDR Oregon and California coasts under a TSUMANI WARNING, according to the Alaska Tsumani Warning Center.

Seaside police: Residents in Seaside should evacuate in tsunami warning areas, all beaches, low-lying areas, rivers, tidelands.

Tillamook County will begin tsunami warning sirens at 3 a.m. Again at 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Three to 4.5-foot wave expected at 7:15 p.m. along the county's coast. Officials in Tillamook County will be asking people to move to higher ground.
According to NWS in Medford: "A tsunami has been generated which is expected to cause damage to the Oregon and Northern California Coasts. Persons in low lying coastal areas should be alert to instructions from their local emergency officials. Evacuations are only ordered by emergency response agencies."

Sheriff Todd Anderson with Tillamook County said at about 1:30 a.m. that county residents should prepare themselves if an evacuation order is given. County is keeping tabs on wave modeling and will issue a reverse 9-1-1 call if evacuation order is given.

* Tillamook County will send out a reverse 9-1-1 call at 3 a.m. as well as sound the Tsunami sirens.
* Clatsop County: 9-1-1 reverse system has also been activated. Emergency coordinator in the county says that 40 to 50 rescuers/firefighters are along the coastline to assist people especialy the elderly and disabled.
* Seaside schools will be closed Friday.

First wave is expected to hit Astoria, Ore. at about 7:12 a.m. today.

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