Tsunami Warning Along the San Mateo County Coast

A tsunami warning has been issued for the San Mateo County coast this morning

I, like many people, woke to the news this morning of the devastating earthquake in Japan, and the tsunami warning that has been issued for the entire Pacific Rim.

Martin's Beach from deck of #10

As I headed to the gym, my thoughts turned to Martin's Beach here in San Mateo County, and the little beach cottage my clients bought last September. I shared the story of their purchase in Martin's Beach-the Hidden Gem. I called my client a while ago, to make certain no one is at the cottage this morning -- no one is, although friends were planning to head there later today.

We'll see how this day turns out, and whether their dream cottage weathers this storm as it has many in the past.

Regardless of what transpires here, the amount of damage, if any, won't be a fraction of that in Japan. Japan will need our help in the days and months to come.

 


 

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Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Today | Sotheby's International Realty

San Carlos, California, 94070

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Comment balloon 14 commentsLottie Kendall • March 11 2011 10:54AM

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I agree, they will need our help.  Hopefully we won't see anymore natural disasters, they always go in 2-3's.

Posted by Raiza Schwartz, CDPE (West USA Realty) over 7 years ago

Raiza, I can't imagine what a 8.9 earthquake would be like. Our Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 was only 7.something. Fingers crossed.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Friends and family sent me text messages to skip my morning walk at the beach--they know I head out early and often without checking the news...5 minutes is a very long earthquake, I can't imagine one of that duration and hope we never experience an earthquake of that magnitude.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 7 years ago

Santa Cruz seems to have had a bit of a mess with the harbor...not bad though, but a few boats were top-sided and broken away from their moors.

Posted by David Ames, San Francisco (Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco) over 7 years ago

Lottie.....If you have to be on the beach, I think you might want to think about moving to the Cape!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 7 years ago

The pictures are devasting; and the missing must be so hard for those waiting.  Stay safe.

Cindy in Indy

Posted by Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate (Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com) over 7 years ago

Hi Norma, we've been fortunate here, haven't we? Enjoy your early morning walks.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

David, Santa Cruz and Crescent City both had problems, but the scope of damage in Japan is horrendous.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Well, Barbara, there's a range of hills between the ocean and me (I live on the bay side of the Peninsula). But as I discovered last summer, the Cape is a great place to be--we loved our family vacation in Falmouth.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Cindy, we're all safe here--several marinas in the coastal towns of Santa Cruz (about 40 miles from here) and Crescent City (near the Oregon border--400 miles?) had their marinas and boats damaged quite severely, especially the commercial fishing fleet in Crescent City. The only fatality in California occurred when 3 young men near Crescent City went out to take photos of the tsunami--they were washed to sea; two made it back, one didn't.

But Japan -- how sickening.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie,

I saw you over on Facebook for Business, and stopped by to subscribe to your AR blog.  Please stop by to reciprocate. 

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 7 years ago

Lottie - Hope all is well there.  My heart and prayers certainly go out to those in Japan.

Posted by Carla Freund, Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Mike -- I'm looking forward to getting up to speed with the Facebook for Business -- I have a couple of fun stories to share when I come up for air. Thanks for subscribing--I've done the same.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Carla, I think Martin's Beach escaped much damage -- I need to verify that still. Unfortunately, a few of our costal cities didn't--lost some marinas and boats, but it's miniscule compared to Japan. They'll need a lot of assistance to get back on their feet.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

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