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Tsunami? In La Conner? Don't rule it out

Tsunami is a Japanese word for what used to be more appropriately called a “tidal wave.” In movies and television dramas, tsunamis are portrayed as monster ocean waves cresting over the likes of New York City or Los Angeles. A bit misleading to say the least.

Tsunamis are huge bursts of energy being transported in water. In reality, when a tsunami reaches land it’s much more like the tidal flood that invaded La Conner a few years ago, only bigger, much bigger.

As most folks have seen in YouTube videos of Japan’s 2011 flooding, a tsunami tide can be so massive it pushes boats, cars and all mann...


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