As we were watching the coverage of Hurricane Sandy – a Frankenstorm, Megastorm, Superstorm hybrid of a mess converging on the East Coast, a 7.7 earthquake hit off the coast of western Canada. After an hour or two the authorities finally issued a tsunami warning for Hawaii, in effect now.
Unfortunately, we have much less time to prepare for a tsunami than the East Coast has had to prepare for Sandy. Hopefully everyone had their bug-out bag ready to go, with their important medications and papers, extra clothes and supplies, when they evacuated the tsunami zones.
For more information, please check the sidebar emergency links. Current tsunami advisory statement can be found here.