LOS ANGELES PORT POLICE RESPOND TO TSUNAMI ADVISORY


LOS ANGELES PORT POLICE RESPOND TO TSUNAMI ADVISORY

 

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Sept. 29 — The Los Angeles Port Police are taking precautionary measures throughout the Port of Los Angeles complex in response to the tsunami advisory issued on Tuesday after a 7.9 earthquake struck American Samoa.

Port Police plan to evacuate all beachgoers from Cabrillo Beach by 7 p.m. Tuesday night until Wednesday morning. Additionally, no fishermen or others will be allowed on or near the breakwater.

Port Police have been working with marina operators and residents advising them of the tsunami advisory. All terminal operators at the Port of Los Angeles are also being contacted to make sure they are aware of the advisory but terminals are not being advised to shut down operations.

A tsunami advisory means that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or dangerous waves. Significant inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory and a tsunami warning for this region is not anticipated to be issued