Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
Main Menu
All items
Key Resources
Articles by Topic
Other Coastlines
Human Interest
Photo Gallery
Contact / Donate / Join
Comment Page
Sandspit Prints
Secure Login Form

Lost Password?
No account yet? Register
Verse of The Day
“I a koutou mahi katoa kaua te amuamu, te tautohetohe; Kia kore ai koutou e whaikupuria, kia tapatahi ai, he tamariki kohakore na te Atua, i waenganui o te whakatupuranga tutu, parori ke, kei roto nei koutou i a ratou e tiaho ana hei rama i te ao; Kia mau pu ki te kupu o te ora; kia hari ai ahau a te ra o te Karaiti, kihai ahau i oma noa, kihai i mahi noa.” (Philippians 2:14-16)

Powered by
Recent popular items
Tutukaka Coast promo
Home arrow Articles by Topic arrow Tsunami arrow Tsunami encourages planning
Tsunami encourages planning PDF Print
User Rating: / 1
Articles - Tsunami
Written by Denise Piper, Whangarei Leader   
Tuesday, 06 October 2009

Civil Defence authorities are encouraging more Northland communities to start making plans for emergencies like Wednesday’s tsunami.

The tsunami, triggered by a magnitude 8 earthquake in Samoa at 6.44am NZ time, produced just small ripples in Northland.

Northland Civil Defence emergency management group controller Clive Manley says the first wave coincided with low tide in Northland, at about 11.20am, minimising damage.

[Fire] Stations at Ngunguru, Whangarei Heads, Ruakaka and Waipu each moved one fire truck to higher ground.

The low tide caused some people to initially see the sea receding rather than a surge, he says.

Mr Manley says as the tide rose, a later wave hit Tutukaka Harbour, causing a surge through the narrow harbour entrance.

Full story...

Add as favourites (101) | Quote this article on your site | Views: 1576

Be first to comment this article

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment Tweaked Special Edition v.1.4.6
AkoComment © Copyright 2004 by Arthur Konze -
All right reserved

< Prev   Next >


© 2018 Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.