Pacific Coast Braces As Tsunami Advisory Announced
For those planning a visit to Disneyland this weekend or in the Southern California area, you’ll want to be mindful that a tsunami advisory has been announced for Southern California after an undersea volcano eruption near the Pacific nation of Tonga.
Forecasters are expected strong waves in Southern California which could be dangerous for swimmers and surfers. NBCLA forecaster Shanna Mendiola advised that you should skip the beach today due to strong currents.
Tsunami Advisory Issued After Undersea Volcano Eruption. What to Expect in SoCal https://t.co/SIMyQlkJFw
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) January 15, 2022
Waves are expected to start hitting the Newport Beach area this morning and the beaches and piers will be closed until further notice. Seal Beach Police Department said that the city’s beaches will be closed today.
Residents may feel the impact of the volcano as far as Hawaii, Alaska and up the Pacific Coast. It’s been a while since an advisory of this scale was issued. According to Dave Snider, coordinator for the National Tsunami Warning Center advisories on this level aren’t issued often. Snider advised that this advisory was issued to elevate the severity for citizens in those areas.
Satellite images showed a huge eruption, a plume of ash, steam and gas rising above the Pacific. Satellite images showed a 5-kilometer (3-mile) wide plume rising into the air about 20 kilometers (12 miles.)
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for further Disney-related news and updates.
Didn’t make it to Disney in 2021!? Well we’ve got some fantastic news- Disney Packages are currently available to book through the end of 2022! That gives you plenty of time to plan that magical getaway and I’m here to help.
With new policies and procedures in place during the year ahead, there’s never been a better time to work with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner who can help you navigate through Disney’s new way of doing things! I’ll be on hand to assist with everything from finding that perfect package and getting the best deals to organizing park passes, Disney Genie+ and dining reservations. Best of all- my services are ABSOLUTELY FREE!