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Tsunami: Beaches in Orange County starting to reopen

March 11, 2011 |  1:32 pm

Orange County authorities said beaches from Newport Beach south were reopened to the public at 1 p.m., while all county beaches north of there remained closed until 4 p.m. due to threats from the tsunami that come ashore in California on Friday.

“People are still advised not to go into the water,” said Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.

Beaches in Orange County –- and some piers too –- were closed early Friday in anticipation of a tsunami following the earthquake in Japan.

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--Mike Anton

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