Hawaii blasts sirens, warning of poss...

Hawaii blasts sirens, warning of possible tsunami

There are 29 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 27, 2010, titled Hawaii blasts sirens, warning of possible tsunami. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A tsunami threatened the Pacific Rim today, with an 8.8-magnitude earthquake off Chile sending potentially deadly waves across the ocean at the speed of a jetliner.

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Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Feb 28, 2010
And if no warnings had been given and the tsunami turned out to be a 20 foot surge then the same people who are mocking the warnings given would have been screaming about how no warnings were given.

The way our technology is now, we only know that a tsunami is going to occur, we don't know how high the ocean is going to rise. Even knowing that one is going to occur is a heck of a lot better than in the past when there was NO warning.

Look at how many people died in the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. I bet their loved ones wished that there had been warning before that one.
DFL Donald

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Mar 1, 2010
wahini wrote:
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How's the surf there bra'.....in Minneapolis? Hee hee hee......love it when inlander nobodys tell surfers what's up! Read the article again, brightboy, the word "wave" appears 23 times.......and here's a clip from the 3rd paragraph.
..........The first waves in Hawaii are expected to hit shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday (4 p.m. EST; 2100 GMT) and measure roughly 8 feet at Hilo. Most Pacific Rim nations however did not order evacuations, but advised people in low-lying areas to be on the lookout.
Enjoy the cold! I'll enjoy the surf! Welcome to California.....now go home!
You are a Haole fool! When you understand weather, let me know.
Joe Blow

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Mar 1, 2010
Tweeter wrote:
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Sarcasm and humor seem to escape you. I saw the Tsunami that hit Phuket on boxing day 2004 as I was on vacation at that time. Also having lived in Tokyo for 20 I'm sure I have a greater understanding of Earthquakes and Tsunamis that some Hick posting from Fly Over country USA.
Then why would you even make a comment about surfing with something so obviously serious that you are educated about?
leeward lolo

Cleveland, OH

#25 Mar 1, 2010
Sarah D wrote:
And if no warnings had been given and the tsunami turned out to be a 20 foot surge then the same people who are mocking the warnings given would have been screaming about how no warnings were given.
The way our technology is now, we only know that a tsunami is going to occur, we don't know how high the ocean is going to rise. Even knowing that one is going to occur is a heck of a lot better than in the past when there was NO warning.
Look at how many people died in the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. I bet their loved ones wished that there had been warning before that one.
I have heard nobody mocking the warnings, we are/were grateful for many reasons. Where I live the entire area went up to the hills. This meant hundreds of people. We were on our own after HPD drove thru at a high speed announcing we had to evacuate.
The Makaha lifeguards seemed to be protecting the area after that.
The fire deparatment drove through the resort twice during the day, evidently could not stay in the fire station.

It was helpful that regular tv programming was cancelled to have continuous tsunami news along with constant radio reports.

It was a good learning experience to get us prepared for hurricane season.

Since: May 10

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#26 May 17, 2010
Just because I don't understand, Why can't they fly over the wave and see it coming, rathar than guess if or when it's going to hit
Iron Ore

Australia

#27 May 17, 2010
Anaiss wrote:
Just because I don't understand, Why can't they fly over the wave and see it coming, rathar than guess if or when it's going to hit
because a tsunami looks like a normal swell when its still in the deep ocean.

Since: May 10

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#28 May 18, 2010
It is massive energy traveling through the water and water does not compress so it is difficult to displace over time. And it cannot be easily seen by conventional radar. It can be seen bu=y satelliet radar, but the technology is not in widespread use yet

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#29 May 18, 2010
Just because I don't understand, Why can't they fly over the wave and see it coming, rathar than guess if or when it's going to hit, and how big it actually is.
Barack calls me Bwana

Kaneohe, HI

#30 Oct 7, 2011
It's the radiation again. Japan has announced that it's been marketing radiation, in the form of cattle feed. Cows have been eating contaminated feed, and bedding down in contaminated straw since at least May of this year. They thought the feed was ok because it came from fields 150 km. further out than previously announced safe radiation zones. OOPS! Before you "have it your way" you'd better break out the geiger counter. The contamination and end of Japan continues.

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