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Old October 30th, 2012, 12:13 AM
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Default Re: Tsunami Warning Saturday Oct. 27, 2012

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Ha! Even 4 stories would suffice!
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Yes, Sue. I'm well aware of the difference in distance. Please read my comment above. Once again, I'm not blaming anyone for the short evacuation time.[...]
It kinda sounded like it, FM.
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Charles McCreery is saying no buoys were in the path of this particular tsunami.[...]
I heard words to the contrary on one of the newscasts Sat. nite. Sorry, can't remember which one. Regardless, the evening was a good disaster training exercise and we should be thankful we're not experiencing what the east coast is.
ETA: There are bouys off of Canada and bouys off of Hawaii but none in between, as I understand it. The delay had to do with the in between!

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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:48 AM
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Yes, Sue. I'm well aware of the difference in distance. Please read my comment above. Once again, I'm not blaming anyone for the short evacuation time.
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It kinda sounded like it, FM.
If you read my statement as one that is scapegoating somebody, then whatever. I can honestly say that wasn't my intention.

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I heard words to the contrary on one of the newscasts Sat. nite. Sorry, can't remember which one.
Things that are said in the heat of the moment are often not as accurate after the experts have had some time to sit down and carefully consider all the data that has been gathered. Hawaii News Now has also interviewed the PTWC's director, where he emphasized the total absence of buoys placed in the tsunami's path and the possibility of re-positioning the buoys.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/1...urdays-tsunami

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The director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said NOAA has 32 DART buoys strategically placed in the Pacific Ocean, but none in the area of Saturday's earthquake.
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He said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, its counterpart in Alaska, NOAA headquarters and the National Data Buoy Center will talk about moving a dart buoy to the blind spot.

"That will definitely be high on the list of things to discuss," he said. "Can we reposition something off of that area given that now we know it's a tsunami-genic zone?"

But it's a balancing act. You don't want to move a buoy and leave yourself vulnerable in another area.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Big Island police are investigating 8 burglaries conducted during the evacuation in the Keaukaha area, its a felony with up to a 20 year sentence.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:45 AM
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We wouldn't have to be considering moving buoys, if we had just had a large enough network of old buoys.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:59 AM
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We wouldn't have to be considering moving buoys, if we had just had a large enough network of old buoys.
Leave it to another "Greg" to come up with a good pun - you get bonus points for floating that one, GL.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:02 PM
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There are bouys off of Canada and bouys off of Hawaii but none in between, as I understand it. The delay had to do with the in between!
From what I am told it is difficult to position bouys (or grills) in deep water; offsahore areas work best.

Better safer than sorrier, nes ce pas?
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Old November 29th, 2012, 02:59 PM
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My son and I were just watching an episode of "It could happen tomorrow" which was giving the what ifs of a Tsunami happening in Hawaii. They spoke of the sirens they give off and how at most, they have as much as 3 hours to get higher ground and then they mentioned the hows and whys that a Tsunami can happen right then and there because of the underground slides, earthquakes, etc. and that when they sound the sirens in the event of that, people won't pay attention because they will assume they have hours.
Feel free to give my smart kid kudo's for stating "So make a different sounding siren for when it is RIGHT now."
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Wow... you know he is completely right.
We are supposed to immediately tune in to the radio or tv to find out what's going on, but with complacency many don't.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:58 PM
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That makes a lot of sense. A major earthquake on the Big Island could generate a large tsunami that would reach Maui and Oahu in a matter of minutes, not hours.

Smart kid!
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Old November 29th, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Yes, he is and 21 days shy of turning 12. He would give his eye teeth if we could move there (or to be able to skip the rest of "boring" school and get straight into IT or some other smart career).
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