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California Closes Beaches in Anticipation of Tsunami

Orange County, California is closing its beaches starting at 8 a.m. ET – and will station lifeguards and sheriffs to discourage anyone from using the beaches.

Orange County, California is closing its beaches starting at 8 a.m. ET – and will station lifeguards and sheriffs to discourage anyone from using the beaches.

At roughly 8 a.m. ET – automated calls will be going into the homes along the beach communities where officials anticipate some impact from the tsunami.

Officials tell Fox News, they anticipate a surge in Orange County of about two feet.

While they don’t expect damage – the problem they anticipate has to do with tidal issues and rough surf.

Large fishing boats are being encouraged to head out to sea – small boats are being urged to stay in port.

As for Los Angeles County, fire officials tell Fox News they are not going to close the beaches and are not anticipating any evacuations. However, they are expecting a surge of 3 feet due to the tsunami. Fire officials are urging citizens to watch local television and be prepared to move if necessary.

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