Wowowowow what an exciting morning. And NOT in a fun way. So here is my story. I woke up around 3 AM with a headache. I got up to make some hot water and take migraine meds. I went back to bed and Mike was up. All of a sudden we here the Tsunami warning signal. We waited a minuted to see if it would turn off and play the all clear song. I looked at Mike as he looked at me and I said, "This might be serious." We got up and looked out the window to see that all of our neighbors were loading their cars and heading out. It truly looked like something out of a movie. We grabbed our clothes and headed for the truck. There was a volunteer walking the streets that told us there was a Tsunami coming but we had a few hours. So we packed a bag, and some extra food. We already keep a survival pack in our truck and car. So off to higher ground. That happens to be the Florence Event Center for us. Then it was all about waiting. Around 11AM we got an all clear. I will say with pride that the city of Florence and all the volunteers had this running as smooth as can be. The residence of Florence were all courteous and really very calm. Hurraayyy!!! one for Florence. LOL Of course we are not out of the woods yet and everyone is on alert.
Here are a few photos of where we were. Just so you know, I live 1/2 mile from the river and 2 miles from the ocean beach. Our house is right in the Tsunami inundation area. As one official, that lives one block from me, said, "If we get hit our houses are toast."
We are safe for now.
Thanks for the emails, comments and all the positive energy.
As for the photos, I didn't think it right to take pictures of people. It was a pretty stressful morning.
Can't get back home
That tall guy in the red shirt is Mike
There were about 500 residence that showed up
The Events Center is only about 200 feet elevation
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