Friday, March 11, 2011

Earthquake.Tsunami.Economy

Talk about doldrums! Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse!
Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake in Japan.

5TH LARGEST QUAKE RECORDED SINCE 1900...
LIVE FEED...
MAPS, DETAILS...
Fires, landslides...
Cars, ships, buildings swept away...
KYODO WIRE... NHK...
4 million without electricity in Toyko...
Nuclear plants shut down...
LATEST IN SWARM...
33FT WAVE...
VIDEO...

US widens warning to most of Pacific...


There's concern for the entire US West Coast - I'm concerned about the tsunami disrupting the search for MISSING University of Washington student Marizela Perez in Seattle.

Here in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has activated the state's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and directed key state agencies to ready personnel and resources in response to potential flooding in parts of the state.

"Due to heavy rain and melting snow, there is a real possibility of significant flooding in parts of the State," Governor Cuomo said. "That is why we are putting State agencies on alert, to plan for the worst while we hope for the best.”

We'll get to the "economy" part of this later on down whatever's left of the road...

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