Tsunami Warning and Waves Headed for California From Japan's 8.9 Earthquake

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

To talk about a new listing this morning seems insignificant in the overall scheme of things. People in much of California and probably most of the country are teetering on the edge of their seats, eyes wide and hands clasped, preparing for a catastrophic event about to strike along the West Coast. Meteorologists are predicting a series of 8-foot waves to slam our California beaches.

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the northeast area of Japan last night caused horrendous, devastating damage. A monster tsunami hit the Hawaiian Islands a short time later. I watched an area in Waipio Valley where I stood a few months ago get hit for a second time. Thankfully, most of Hawaii was spared. But now it's headed for California.

The reason we're not seeing present TV news coverage in Japan is because it's still dark there.

I will tell you about my new listing tomorrow. That can wait. Waves traveling at hundreds of miles per hour are on their way here.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Leigh Ann Holman
Leigh Ann Holman - Century 21 Glover Town & Country - Clarksville, AR
REALTOR - Century 21, River Valley, Arkansas (479)774-5166

What a mess this all is...  I pray it's not as bad it I've heard it will be.   And I hope you have a plan for safety!

Mar 11, 2011 02:44 AM #1
Tiffany Jacobs
Re/Max Regency - Manassas, VA

Praying everyone on the west coast will be ok.  Get to higher ground Californians

Mar 11, 2011 02:46 AM #2
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Elizabeth, waves are due here in San Mateo County just about now. Highway 92 eastbound has been jammed for the last 2 hours with people evacuating Half Moon Bay and other coastal communities. Whatever transpires here won't hold a candle to the problems in Japan--they'll need lots of assistance in the days and months ahead.

Mar 11, 2011 03:13 AM #3
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

I just got back from my morning yoga class which is two blocks from the beach. On the way there, I heard the news and then became a little nervous about heading to class. I cannot believe that the earthquake was 8.9. That I had not heard.

Mar 11, 2011 03:38 AM #4
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

News reports are showing damage in some California marina's.

Mar 11, 2011 05:32 AM #5
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

By the time I got to sit in front of a TV the President was doing a press conference on Libiya.  Even that seems it can wait a day in light of the natural disasters we're seeing.

Mar 11, 2011 05:53 AM #6
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Yeah, Chris Ann, I came back in the room and there was Obama yakking away about short sales and underwater homes. I kid you not. I wanted to know what happened to Newport Beach, for crying out loud, since that area of land faces south and those seem to be the biggest hit. But Newport Harbor was reopened in the afternoon.  It was Santa Cruz and Crescent City with the most damage.

Mar 12, 2011 01:24 AM #7
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