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Author:  s1m0n [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:52 am ]
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...here on Vancouver Island. I moved a year ago from the west to the east coast of the island, and while I'm not far from the water, the models don't foresee big waves hitting here. Still, it's creepy. Where I used to live was Tsunami central, although my house was high on a hillside and would have been safe.

I used to covet the "now entering tsunami zone" signs, but stealing one to hang in my bathroom would have been socially irresponsible. But funny.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/world/alask ... -1.4499558

Author:  s1m0n [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:36 am ]
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All clear.

Author:  An Draighean [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:46 am ]
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I had no idea that tsunamis were a risk in B.C. (I have always lived a long way from there), but I suppose it makes perfect sense, as the western continental margin of North America is seismically active due to the subduction of the Pacific Plate underneath the North American Plate.

Hopefully, you will not be washed away - but rest assured that in that unfortunate circumstance, we at the C&F would keen with appropriate laments and slow airs.

Author:  Loren [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:12 am ]
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An Draighean wrote:

Hopefully, you will not be washed away - but rest assured that in that unfortunate circumstance, we at the C&F would keen with appropriate laments and slow airs.


:lol: Hilarious, but true.

Glad to hear the threat has passed, that’s scary stuff. Do your non-bellows instruments have floaties?

Author:  s1m0n [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:13 am ]
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Yes. Port Alberni, the town I just moved from, was hit badly by a 1964 tsunami caused by another Alaskan earthquake. Because it's at the head of a 30 mile long, wide mouthed fjord on the open Pacific coast, as the fjord got narrower and narrower the wave got higher and higher. It pretty much wiped out downtown & the harbour.

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/his ... x=00000820

Author:  Dan A. [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:25 am ]
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During the big tsunami of 2004, I was in San Diego. Ships headed out to provide relief...mine was not among them. Why I don't know, as we had a good-sized medical facility on board.

Glad to hear storm passed with no undesirable effects.

Author:  s1m0n [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:09 pm ]
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Image

Here's one of the tsunami hazard zone signs I covet for my bathroom door.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:00 pm ]
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No need to nick one; you can buy them on Amazon (well, imagine that!). If brand-new is too sterile and you want that taste of street cred, here's one that's pre-distressed for that rugged lived-in look, and at a very reasonable price, too:

https://www.amazon.com/12-METAL-SIGN-En ... B06XDGWG5H

Author:  s1m0n [ Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:07 pm ]
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A repro sign would be naff.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:09 pm ]
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Well, your guests don't have to know that. If they ask, just say, "If I told you I'd have to kill you," and let their imaginations run wild.

Author:  s1m0n [ Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:43 pm ]
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The expression "If I told you I'd have to kill you" is also naff.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:44 pm ]
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You're such a snob...

Author:  s1m0n [ Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:13 pm ]
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Comedy is hard.

Author:  AaronFW [ Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:28 pm ]
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When friends visit and ask to use the bathroom, you could direct them outside to the nearest Tsunami warning sign. I think that would suit a lot of the aspects that you are looking for.

“Can I use your bathroom?”
“Yes. It is at the Tsunami warning sign down the block.”
“Um..Don’t you have a bathroom that is closer?”
“No.”

Author:  walrii [ Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:02 pm ]
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s1m0n wrote:
A repro sign would be naff.

Oh dear. Wants a tsunami sign + refuses to nick a real one + refuses to accept a repro = a forever state of unfulfilled longing. We shall keen appropriate laments and slow aires. Or airs.

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