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Friday, November 30, 2018

11/30/18 KPB Conducts Damage Assessments


On 11/30/18 @ 10:02 the Tsunami warning was cancelled for the coastal communities of Kachemak Bay and Resurrection Bay. The Office of Emergency Management and borough departments have switched from response to conducting damage assessments on public infrastructure such as schools, fire stations, hospitals, roads and other borough buildings. At initial assessment, there is no imminent danger to life safety. Minor damages to roads are being reported but are passable, use caution and adhere to road signs. Visit Alaska511 for state road reports. The borough is in contact with the municipalities of Seward and Homer to provide support as requested. The attached map illustrates the possible tidal inundation zones for the Kachemak, Bay, Resurrection Bay and Cook Inlet.



11/30/18 Tsunami Warnings Cancelled for Kachemak Bay and Resurrection Bay

The tsunami warnings are cancelled for the coastal communities of Kachemak Bay and Ressurection Bay. For more information visit https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=27831806

11/30/18 Tsunami Warning for all Kachemak and Resurrection Bay Communities

The Borough Office of Emergency Management has released an emergency statement for residents living in the coastal communities of Kachemak Bay and Resurrection Bay area. Registered cell phones within the notified area will received the message to evacuate to higher ground now.

This is tsunami warning from the office of emergency management.
At 0829AM an earthquake at preliminary magnitude of 7.0 occurred 5 miles north of Anchorage, AK

Estimated tsunami start time for Seward and Resurrection Bay area residents is 09:30AM

Estimated tsunami start time for Homer and Kachemak Bay area residents is 011:45AM

Coastal area residents - move inland to higher ground now.
Tsunami warning means dangerous series of waves many hours after the initial arrival.
Listen to local radio station or VHF marine radio for updates.
Coastal area residents - move inland to higher ground now.