This week’s column is the second part of my response to the discussion from the tsunami advisory issued from the devastating earthquake last month off the coast of Chile. As a reminder the seismic activity did prompt a tsunami advisory by the West Coast Tsunami Center, which was not a warning.
However, a later and inaccurate tsunami notice, which did not come from the center, reported that larger swells were heading our way. This may have been misguided information meant for the Hawaii. Last week, I mentioned how that inaccurate report triggered the city of Newport Beach to activate the AlertOC, and it is better safe than sorry is what comes to my mind.
This week, Chandler Bell and I met with Lt. Mark Long, Orange County harbor master, to discuss the rumors floating around the bay about the evacuation of the Harbor Department’s headquarters and that the harbor entrance was closed to boat traffic.