Glad that this topic was brought up~
I did go online and watched some video clips of the tsunami 'flood' rushing over land, washing away people's entire lives and and in some cases taking the people too. It is so heartbreaking to watch. Unfortunately there were a couple of lives lost in the US which could have been avoided, from what I read. During an impending tsunami is not the time to set up your camera gear for pictures.
When I was way younger, 1964, (ya, people from those days are still around...
we were camped on the beaches of Washington state. On March 27th, Good Friday, Alaska had an earthquake just a bit stronger than the Japan one, but when they are that big it really doesn't matter. Anyway, the quake triggered a tidal wave that raced down the western side of North America. Luckily someone in our group had a radio on and heard the alert
. Those were the days before the huge sirens that now line the coasts of our country. The teenagers in the group went around telling other campers and the park ranger. Sad he didn't believe us.
I was with my parents and another family so well threw everything back into the campers and raced for high ground. Once clear we just kept on traveling home. We turned on the TV and saw pictures of the campground we had just left. It was awash where we had been only a couple or hours earlier. That is why it's so important to heed the warning and not go set up to take pictures...IMHO. Oh, and that park ranger who didn't believe us?? His trailer where he lived in the park had a water link inside the home about
3' up his walls. He was fine although a but shook. Ya, we laughed once we saw he was OK. But he really did need to have his carpets cleaned!
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