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Meteorologists: Tsunami could hit our area

WILMINGTON -- A group of meteorologists at the National Weather Service say the threat of a tsunami hitting our area is real. Although the chances are minimal, they want to make sure people are prepared. A lecture at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher was part of a series geared towards naming New Hanover County a tsunami-ready county. Meteorologist Tom Matheson explained how this are would respond to a natural disaster such as a tsunami. Matheson said, "What we want to do is educate people that when a tsunami warning goes up, that they're not totally flat-footed -- it'll certainly be a surprise. It may not happen for 10,000 years but it could happen today and we don't know. So what I'm trying to do is lay the groundwork."

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It may just be me, but I thought that we called them Hurricanes in North America!! Regardless, I guess it's a good thing that we're not below sea level!!

Leland property

My Leland property may become beachfront!


OMG, Tsunamis, Global Warming, Bird Flu...I think I'll just kill myself!

"OMG, Tsunamis, Global

"OMG, Tsunamis, Global Warming, Bird Flu...I think I'll just kill myself!" All that and Hillary and Obama too? It's almost like an Irwin Allen disaster movie from the 70's and 80's.

tsunami-higher ground

Well, I'm going to try and get a room that is pretty high off the ground when I decide to take a beach vacation- and I'll make sure I have a radio around too. Two things that scare me real bad- tornadoes and tsunamis.

Surfs Up

Surfs Up !




When will there be classes held for the education on getting ready for the tsunami in our area?

Not sure when the first wave

Not sure when the first wave of classes will be held!

Hey scally

So you don't embarrass yourself, here is how to pronounce the second big word in the headline... pronounced suːnaːmi

thats a good one guesty,

thats a good one guesty, your wit got you a pass this time, now get back to work and rotate my tires funny guy.

I wouldn't touch

Don't you have to own a car first?


hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa funny one. He meant on his house. j/k