Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami NoticePosted By Michael Goris
ALASKAN TSUNAMI WARNING!
|A TSUNAMI WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE COOK INLET AREA AND THE SOUTHERN KENAI PENINSULA IN ALASKA. THE TSUNAMI IS THE RESULT OF A 7.0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN THE REGION.|
We have received notice about the earthquake that has occurred in Alaska as well as the tsunami warning. During this time, Alaskan customers might experience communication failures, and emergency services might be slow or unresponsive. Police stations near Anchorage are currently unable to dispatch.
It's also possible that customers in the Cook Inlet area and the Southern Kenai Peninsula might experience delayed or unavailable police or other emergency response services at this time.
If you are in the affected area, our thoughts are with you. Please heed the tsunami warning and move inland and/or to higher ground. Tsunamis travel at hundreds of miles per hour. By the time you see one, it's too late to run from it. Report downed power lines to the proper authorities, and watch out for burst water and gas pipes that may have shifted during the earthquake. If you smell gas, leave the area immediately and report the gas leak to the proper authorities.
Alarm Grid will provide an update when more information becomes available.
Update: The tsunami warning for Alaska has been cancelled by the National Weather Service. Please continue to be careful during this time, as dangerous conditions may still be present.