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Ketchikan Yacht Club (KYC)
P.O. Box 6694
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Editor:
Roger Maynard

The Ketchikan Yacht Club (KYC) is a domestic non-profit corporation, registered and licensed to do business in the State of Alaska. The Ketchikan Yacht Club blog is an information service for members and guests, and a public advertisement for the Ketchikan Yacht Club.

Boating and navigation information in this blog is published in good faith based on the best information available including local knowledge, but is not intended to replace authoritive sources. Mariners are cautioned to use all authoritive sources when planning trips or operating a boat.

The Ketchikan Yacht Club is organized as a social and recreation club under section 501(C)(7) of the U.S. Tax Code; contributions are not tax deductible.

Safety | Training

Tsunami Preparedness Week – 3/23-29
Tsunami Warning System to be Tested March 27

1964March 27, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunamis. Those of us who were around to feel it on that day remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when the ground started shaking.

Speaking of preparedness, this week’s USCG Notams include this:

874 ALASKA
A test of the Alaska Tsunami Warning System will be conducted as a part of Tsunami Preparedness Week in Alaska. The test will occur on Thursday, March 27th, at approximately 10:15 Alaska Time. The test will be broadcast on radio and television stations statewide, and the broadcast will state that it is only a test. Some communities may activate their sirens. NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio listeners will hear a tone alert followed by a test message. Feedback may be provided online after the test at READY.ALASKA.GOV/SURVEY. The test will be cancelled in the event of any significant seismic activity.
LNM 11/14

Although Ketchikan is thought to have a low probability of catastrophic damage from a Tsunami, boaters should keep in mind that many of our outer coasts and inlets could be severely impacted.  Here are the basics in a 7-minute video:

For more information and training on tsunami preparedness, click here to check out the NOAA Tsunami Website.

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