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Thread: Yikes! We have a Tsunami coming!

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    There's been a massive earthquake in Samoa this morning, and they've been hit by a large tidal wave that is now on it's way here.

    There are Civil Defence sirens going off all up the coast and they're asking people to move inland.

    Scary stuff!




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    At least we've had warning, and it's not in the middle of the night. We have a lot of population living right on the coastline, the beaches are a huge part of our culture and lifestyle.


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    Just stay safe! I can't stop thinking about this. Let us know about your friend's daughter that is kayaking.

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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2916...in-New-Zealand

    That's a link to our most popular news site.

    Just under an hour till it hits here. Reports are coming in from Samoa now, just devestating.

    I live about an hour north of Wellington, our capital city, which is at the bottom of the North Island in that photo.


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    Take care,get to higher land......maybe bottle some water??? Hope everyone heeds the warning......

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    Friend's daughter is safe ducky... they've been moved to higher ground and are passing round a cell phone ringing home.

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    First Terri and the typhoon, now you and the big wave. Blue, call the chickens in, put on the waders, and stay safe.

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    Just heard about it on the news, keeping my fingers crossed for you all.

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    Getting conflicting reports now.... but Civil Defence Authority have downgraded their warning, so the danger has passed. It has hit later than expected, but hasn't been as big, and so far is having no impact.

    Our thoughts turn now to those in Samoa, they're going to need a lot of help.


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    I read about Samoa. Prayers going up to the people affected by it. I can imagine how frightening it must be for neighboring countries, though. After the 2003 Tsunami, I'd be concerned about it. Rest well. It sounds like the danger has passed.

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    BBC news said the tsunami warning was being lifted. I hope so!
    Of course, I'm safe in the US.

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    My thoughts and prayers are with all affected. Scary stuff.

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    Hope all is well.

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    Scary things happening, those poor people in Samoa
    My thoughts and prayers are with them.

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    Glad to hear they've called off the Tsunami warning for you Blue! There was just a news clip here that we might get some of the waves here in California, but didn't sound like they'd be big ones.

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    Glad to hear you are safe blue chicken. My prayers are with the samoans too.

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    OMG!! That's what scares me here....tsunamis. I'm right on the water, ok, about 300meters back or so, but still. Where am I go to if one comes? This island is NOT that big and with everyone that would try to get to higher ground, it would just be a fuster cluck, know what I mean?

    Glad it passed and everyone is ok.
    Didn't hear about it, but then again, our power went out AGAIN!

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    I had just read what Terri was expecting and then saw your post and my jaw literally dropped!!

    I'm glad that ya'll are ok, but hope and pray that those that are affected by this can get to higher ground..

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    I see blue and terri are all aright glad to hear it. Woke up this morning hereing about Somola oh man just terrible.

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    I know a girl who's in Samoa right now. I've heard she's ok, but not heard about the damage. Going to check the news right now :)

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    So glad you're safe and sound, Blue. I've been following this since first reading about it yesterday. So devastating.

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    You know, I was thinking. Maybe we should pluck Ducky's feathers and take her webbed feet in case the water comes too high lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    You know, I was thinking. Maybe we should pluck Ducky's feathers and take her webbed feet in case the water comes too high lol

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: ..............um, I'm a little attached to my body parts at the moment. :shock:

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    You won't share? lol

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    I'll send you a few feathers, but I sorta need my feet, you know?

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