Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tsunami Warning Sunday


We had a bit of an exciting morning. After the terrible earthquake that struck Chile, New Zealand and many other Pacific nations were put on Tsunami alert. So mum and Gdad waited til the excitement was over before they went to visit their friends, who live on the beachfront. Don't worry all the civil defence recommendations on the radio said that you should be ok, but not to walk on the beach or go swimming or out on a boat.

Of course when mum and Gdad were driving to their friends house, they saw people swimming with their children, and others out on small craft. Not many people, but some.

If mum had been concerned, and thought there was a huge risk, she would have stayed home with me, as we live inland and quite high up. Or she would have taken me with her. New Zealand only got a few little waves, no Tsunami and nobody injured at all.

Oh, and ironically the friends were out, not because of the Tsunami warning, but they had gone into town to help a friend search for a new place to live.

22 comments:

  1. It certainly sounds like it was an eventful morning! We are very relieved that there was no bad waves.

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  2. deer poppy Q,
    i'm glad dere wuzzen't a tsunami. dat'zza verree scary thing.
    i wanned to compliment u on yer choice uv giftz to leeve yer mom. a headless mowse iz wunnerful.
    an why wooden't u leeve such a grate gift. yer mom givez u fancy feast an temptatashunz ... jus fer u becuz u don't havta share wid stoopid brudderz.
    u hav da bes life.
    jus sayin.

    luv--jh

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  4. We heard about the warnings and were worried about you and our other friends included in the warning. We are very glad you are all OK, Miss Poppy!

    PS. Sorry about the deleted comment... we did not know Mom was logged in.

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  5. We're glad you were in no danger, Poppy!

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  6. So glad everything is okay for you!

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  7. I am so glad you were all OK!

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  8. We're glad there wasn't a tsunami! Stay safe!!

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  9. As soon as we heard about the tsunami warning we thought of you. Later on we heard it wasn't going to be as bad as originally thought, whew! We are glad to hear that you live on higher ground!

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  10. Glad the warning was a false alarm...You look very cozy in that chair Poppy...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  11. It must have been quite exciting to go through having a tsunami warning. Did anybody see the actual "wave" that you know?

    We are feeling awfully bad for the poor people in Chile where the earthquake happened. That on top of Haiti - we hope that is all the earthquakes for many years.

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  12. We are glad every one is safe and all you got was small waves!

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  13. We are glad every one is safe and all you got was small waves!

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  14. WHEW! We are happy you were safe!!!

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  15. Years ago Jan watched a storm approach. Most everyone got out of the pool as soon as the lightning began but there were a couple of idiots who not only stayed in it but they kept their kids in the water too. There will always be idiots, no matter what the warning. Glad you are all safe.

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  16. We are very glad you stayed safe Poppy and the waves were much smaller than expected. When mum got up this morning, the first thing she did was check the news.

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  17. Glad to hear all is well, dear Poppy!

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  18. That could have been serious. I'm sure glad you're all okay!
    ~Lisa Co9T

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  19. We were so glad to hear that the waves were a lot smaller than expected, and that you and your mum are okay, Poppy!

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  20. We were hoping we would get out of seeing the vet, but no go on that one.

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  21. Well, as long as everyone was safe then.

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  22. Phew...Glad you and mum didn't have to deal with a Tsunami!

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