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Harbours hammered


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Harbours hammered

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(CNN) — Harbours in California and Hawaii bore the brunt of scattered damage in the United States following Japan’s deadly earthquake and tsunami today.
Crescent City, California, was hammered by at least three tsunami waves, including one reaching a record 8.1 feet.
“Each was a little higher than the last,” said spokesman Joey Young of Del Norte County’s emergency operations center.
The commercial fishing center near California’s border with Oregon suffered damage to docks and about 35 vessels in its harbour, said Young.

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“Many boats left the harbour” before this morning’s evacuation of the downtown area, said Young. “Some did not.”
Three Red Cross shelters were set up to help the displaced. Young could not estimate how many of the city’s 5 000 residents were evacuated. There were no reports of injuries, he said.

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