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One of the better 2011 tsunami videos I have ever seen - tsunami going up river

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by coastal steelheader, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    This one was just posted on June 3rd 2013, and I don't believe it has been released before.

    What makes this video different than most of the others is that it shows the water receding then returning as surge in a small coastal river ( I don't know the name of the river or the town). If you live in coastal Washington or Oregon this might be an idea of what to expect when the big one finally hits here. The first thing I thought of while watching this video was the Chehalis River and some of its smaller tributaries (Wishkah, Hoquiam), and the Wilipa.

    [video=youtube;0gh3JrdL-Zg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gh3JrdL-Zg[/video]
     
  2. Blaylocke

    Blaylocke Lewis County Active Member

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    I can't believe how long those people rubbernecked that river. The minute my river starts flowing backwards, I'm getting the hell out of dodge.

    Edit: The youtube vids category is "comedy"

    Wtf? Lmao
     
  3. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    That always gets me too, especially since the Japanese have a little more experience with tsunamis that we do here. When that big one does come it'll be a safe bet that there will be plenty of videos of people in NW coastal towns rubbernecking, then running for every tall building and hill they can find.
    If these videos taught me anything, it is the minute the ground stops shaking it's time to head for the hills.
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well at least the fires started at the same time it started snowing and getting dark.
    Dang, that'd suck.
    They say that if a big one off the coast hits.. like 9+, it'll wipe out most all of Portland etc.
    Heck, just the tide affects the rivers all the way up to the Oregon City falls.. many cars get swept away at the Meldrum Bar just due to the tide.. and that's a heck of a long way from the ocean but probably only 70' above sea level.
     
  5. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    You ain't kidding! Did you seethe way John, Paul & Ringo walked off the foot bridge with little grins on their faces? If my river starts moving backward, I'm outta here!

    And why is t that when I went to Youtube, had a video of someone popping a blackhead marked "recommended for you"(WTF?). Of course, I watched it('natch) and the top rated comment was one word. Respect. This world is officially done.
     
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  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    One thing I noticed was how resigned/fatalistic and perhaps disciplined those witnesses were. It seemed there were women, children, young and old within the vicinity of that camera. I daresay would something like that happen here, women, children, who knows would be screaming their heads off.
    Who knows though.. perhaps it's human nature to accept what is.. however, I'm sure a bit of denial and shock happens also.
    Actually, it was a fascinating video.. I watched a few documentaries of the Thailand etc. Tsunami in the past.. just run uphill like a mofo if you see the tide go out etc.! Don't finger f around and gawk.
     
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    When they do tests/drills for Cannon Beach, people run for their cars and then sit in gridlock. Got to save those possessions!
     
  8. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    At 19:35 there is a brief glimpse of a man in the water. It looks edited out.

    I'm at 4,600 feet. If my river starts moving backward, something is very, very wrong.
     
  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That was chilling! I love Alameda Ridge! Good luck to you coast dwellers, hope it never happens here!
     
  10. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    At least you guys can hear the tsunami siren. I'm less than a mile from the one the city installed and I can hear it if the wind is blowing the right direction.
     
  11. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    They'll need the luck, that's for sure. I've seen traffic come to a literal stand still in Ocean Shores during clam tides and Westport can be just as bad when the salmon season is in full swing. I can just imagine trying to evacuate 30,000 people with only one road leading towards high ground.
     
  12. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Polar Shift!
     
  13. CJ49er

    CJ49er Lake Oswego Member

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    mother natures a real b###h
     
  14. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What absolute hell... those poor people just got HAMMERED
     
  15. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    we watch that video and see a flood and a fire at the end but the reality is much more chilling. lives were lost when that happened and others were destroyed. too many people dont understand what it means to loose everything like what happened there; in some ways thats a good thing but others, its very bad.
     
  16. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    At the 9:20 the siren goes off signaling that Godzilla was approaching....
     
  17. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    The Japanese showed great courage and pulled up their sleeves and worked together to help each other unselfishly.

    When a Tsunami hits the coast or a big Earthquake hits the cities here we'll get to see if Americans are as ignorant, violent and selfish as many believe they are; what will we do? Will we act civilized or as savages?

    Being cynical about how Americans have de-evolved my vote would have to be savages. This is no longer the 50s, 60s, or 70s. This generation wouldn't reach down to help another up if it meant setting down their mobile phone to do it. They might miss a Twitter or text.

    Brainless, selfish youth will be more concerned about their Facebook being offline than their home being pancaked or loved ones lost.
     
  18. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Fixed it for ya, Burt
     
  19. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Though all things point to you being correct, we just may see that American spirit(not the cigarette brand that convinces everybody they are "good" for them) rise again. Of course there would be huddled masses that just starved to death without even trying to help themselves, but that is the price of sitting in a Democrat voting plantation for 3 or 4 generations.

    I honestly believe that cities will be destroyed and rural areas will thrive. Roaming street gangs will erase the American in a place like Detroit or Chicago, but in the small community where I am, it may just make us a little stronger. Obviously it's all speculation. My brother-in-law said about a year ago that he would have to help people in a disaster. I asked him if he would be helping strangers as my sister, niece and 3 nephews were raped and eaten. It was a very graphic conversation, but when it was over he realized that his place is with his family in an emergency, not playing hero to someone that will stab you for your wool blanket after you freed them from the rubble of a Section 8 housing building.

    9/11 brought out some of that Pearl Harbor-type reaction in us 'Mericans. I think on a local level, a disaster may do the same. It just might wash away some of the crap and give us a chance. Survival of the fittest and all that.
     
  20. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And just how many "youths" do you know, Burt? You're a lonesome, angry, jealous, scared, dilusional old man. You spend all damn day scanning through these threads looks for spots where you think you'll find a sympathetic eye for your totally out of touch, ignorant, paranoid rants and rambling.. Maybe if you swapped the tinfoil for a nice cotton baseball cap and fired up car and went out and spent some time in reality you'd learn to enjoy life some.

    In the mean time, I'm sorry you're so unhappy... But will you PLEASE at least make SOME small effort to stop turning every single thread you grace a Burt pulpit?

    Holy bubblegum, dude.