Tsunami sweeps across Pacific after powerful Chile quake (4)

11:37, February 28, 2010      

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Harbors, airports and highways divisions are all preparing for the possibility of a tsunami, DOT spokeswoman Tammy Mori said.

Authorities have set up evacuation zones, said Mori. He encouraged people to stay off roads to let those in tsunami evacuation zones evacuate -- if necessary.

In San Diego, Harbor Police asked boaters to secure their vessels in San Diego Bay, and the Coast Guard was broadcasting tsunami warnings over marine radio frequencies.

"We have two boats out, flagging anyone on the bay and telling them of the National Weather Service advisory that they shouldn't be out," said San Diego Harbor Police Cpl. Daryl Mullins. "We're telling them to take it seriously and if they can, leave their boats at this time."

Mullins said there are about 10,000 boats tied up in San Diego Bay, but not many boaters were on the water Saturday.

Source:Xinhua
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