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Tsunami: Huntington Beach on alert for potential damage

March 11, 2011 | 11:16 am

Huntington Beach remains under a tsunami advisory and has closed its beaches, pier and Huntington Harbour marina as officials continue to watch the coastline.

They weren't expecting large waves, but are warning swimmers and boaters about possible dangers from currents in the water, said Brevyn Mettler, the emergency services coordinator for the Huntington Beach Fire Department.

"Nothing's going to be life-threatening, but there's potential always for damage," Mettler said.

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The National Weather Service predicted that waves would reach 2.3 feet in Huntington.

The Huntington Beach Union High School District, Huntington Beach City School District and Ocean View School District all reported that no schools had been closed because of the advisory. Mettler said the Ruby's Diner on the pier had closed but knew of no other business closures.

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-- Michael Miller, Huntington Beach Independent/Times Community News