Monday, March 1, 2010

Advisory cancelled

Issued at 0835 hours on 01/03/2010.

Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).

Tsunami advisory cancelled:
Based on scientific assessment a decision has been made to cancel the Tsunami Advisory in place over night. Sea level data indicate the peak of activity has passed. There will be ongoing sea level fluctuations and tidal effects for the rest of the day throughout the country. People are advised to continue to take caution in coastal areas.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there, my name is Steve Heller and I live in Aotea. I would like to pass on my thanks to the local CD Coodinator who posted the tsunami warning flyer on the windscreen of my car on Sunday morning. I went to Pukerua Bay early on Sunday (0530) to test the waters on the incoming tide south of the large rock feature about 3-4km from Pukerua Bay, I managed to get a few casts into the water before realising the seaweed was going to be a big problem. I headed back to the carpark with the view of looking for another spot north of Pukerua Bay. I found the notice on my car and vacated the area without incident. I did notice there were 12 missed calls from my partner who new where I was fishing and I immediately called her to alay her fears. If it had not been for that flyer i may well have continued unaware of that impending threat. Please pass on my sincerest thanks for the flyer and I will be taking my cell phone with me the next time I go fishing.

Cheers

Porirua said...

Great to hear that you got out of there safely. Your partner must have been in a right panic! Thanks go to the fire brigades of Porirua, and to the Mana Coastguard, as well as the Police.