Tsunami

This graphic shows Homer's inundation zone, which is 50 feet above sea level. Currently, the Public Works campus is at 35 feet in elevation and at risk of flooding if a tsunami hit. (Photo provided by the Public Works Campus Task Force)

Public Works Task Force suggests phased move of campus

The City of Homer Public Works Campus Task Force presented its final recommendations at the Aug. 23 Homer City Council meeting and suggested the city… Continue reading

 

An updated tsunami zone map shows the areas of inundation in the downtown Homer area. The maxiumum inundation zone extends up to 50 feet above sea level. (Map by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)

Tsunami awareness week is March 24-30

With new maps showing changed tsunami inundation zones and two evacuations held last year after earthquakes struck Southcentral Alaska, the upcoming Tsunami Awareness Week takes… Continue reading

 

Officials to Test Tsunami Warning System in Alaska

NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the… Continue reading

 

Oops!

Borough and federal emergency officials are reviewing the technical glitch which caused a false tsunami warning to go off about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.  Tsunami warning… Continue reading

A bald eagle this morning sits on top of the tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit near Mariner Park about 15 minutes after a false siren and tsunami warning was issued.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Maintenance error triggers false tsunami alarm

An error made during maintenance of the National Weather Service, Anchorage, alert system caused a false tsunami alarm this morning. At about 10:20 a.m., tsunami… Continue reading

A bald eagle this morning sits on top of the tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit near Mariner Park about 15 minutes after a false siren and tsunami warning was issued.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Earthquake rocks southern peninsula

A 4.5 earthquake got the attention of late-nighters on the southern Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday. As reported by the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center,… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits on top of a tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Officials to test Alaska Tsunami Warning System

As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week, local, state and federal agencies will conduct a test of the Alaska Tsunami Warning System at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday,… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits on top of a tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
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