Friday, June 29, 2007

Run For High Ground

The tsunami drill out at Samoa yesterday seems to have been a success. I can't help but wonder if the drill might actually get some sand dwellers wondering if they should be living out there in the first place?

Nah. I suspect by now most sand dwellers have resigned to just living, or dying, with the threat of tsunamis.

6 Comments:

At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard from the beach during the drill.

"No Richard! Run AWAY from the water! AWAY from the water!"

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also heard during the drill.

"Richard, the tsunami committee has kinda decided we would like to shelter in place from now on..."

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger samoasoftball said...

That is so cold......

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

How high is that "safe" spot?

Yuroks built their villages above 60 ft which is the height the 1700 tsunami that created Humboldt Bay as it is today.

Anyone who lives out there in Manila or Samoa or King Salmon is taking a risk. But humans do that all over the world--build in places they should know better, e.g. building on the banks of rivers or on river flood plains. Any look at the history of our local rivers would show they constantly are on the move through time.

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger samoasoftball said...

Tsunami expert Lori Dengler has said there is no historical evidence that the dunes at the town of Samoa have ever been "topped over." (Waves went over)

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger samoasoftball said...

The dune for evacuation is 48'.

 

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