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...TSUNAMI WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE OREGON COAST...
...TSUNAMI ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE WASHINGTON COAST...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TSUNAMI WARNING FOR THE
OREGON COAST...AND...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY FOR THE WASHINGTON COAST.
A LARGE EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8.9 HAS BEEN
DETECTED IN EASTERN JAPAN.
Listen to 94.7FM or 1450 AM KBKW, 105.7 The Jet, Sunny 102.1 Bigfoot 93.7 or 107.9 The Quake for updates as they become available.
The expected tsunami wave arrival times are as follows:
Westport – 1.1 feet @ 7.25am
Moclips – 3.3 feet @ 7:10am (The highest expected wave on the Washington Coast)
All coastal jurisdictions have been notified of the situation.
The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is mobilizing around the County to assist local jurisdictions in notification of citizens in areas of concern.
At this time we are not recommending an evacuation. All citizens are urged to stay away from the beaches, harbors and coastal lowlands. Although the initial wave times are indicated, the highest wave may not impact the area for a few hours after that time. Please listen to local officials and stay tuned to your radio for updates.
The National Weather Service in Seattle has cancelled the High Wind Warning for the North & Central Coasts of Washington for Monday. High winds are still expected, the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management recommends that all citizens be alert for falling tree limbs and power lines and to be ready for possible power outages associated with strong wind gusts and rain conditions. Check your generators. DO NOT refuel portable generators or heaters indoors, and DO NOT run portable generators indoors. NEVER go near downed power lines or tree limbs. DO NOT use your stove to heat your home. Become aware of the warning signs of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
..HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH WIND WARNING FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST.
THE COLD FRONT WHICH BROUGHT HIGH WINDS EARLIER TODAY HAS MOVED INLAND AND WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED.
OLYMPIA - Rising marine toxin levels have prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to cancel a razor clam dig scheduled at Long Beach and delay final decisions about digs at Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches until next week.
Olympic National Park will also wait until next week to decide on a dig at Kalaloch Beach, pending the results of further biotoxin testing.
Previous plans for a dig starting late next week were put on hold after routine testing found elevated levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in clams collected on coastal beaches, said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager.
Olympia, WA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) reminds hunters that there will not be a two-day September season for Canada geese in eastern Washington this year.
Instead, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission shifted those two days of hunting to the October-January season when migrant geese are present in the state.
The commission, which sets policy for WDFW, took that action at its April meeting in response to ongoing declines in resident goose production on the east side of the state.
September goose seasons in western Washington were not affected by that action and will proceed as planned.