LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An exclusive California beach enclave has raised
eyebrows by passing out tsunami safety brochures that warn residents, in
capital letters, that they should never try to surf one.

The pamphlets, part of an emergency preparedness campaign, inform residents
of Malibu that tsunamis often follow large earthquakes and advise: “NEVER
GO TO THE BEACH TO WATCH FOR, OR SURF, A TSUNAMI WAVE!”

“I’m speechless,” Malibu surfer Candace Brown told the Los Angeles Times.
“I think the last thing people will think about when they feel an earthquake
is surfing.”

Malibu’s emergency preparedness director said he thought it would be prudent
to address all possibilities.

“Some people may feel that we are stating the obvious and some people may not,”
Brad Davis said. “We want to encourage people to move away from the coast rather
than toward it.”

Comments

  1. cadillac8 on 11.01.2005

    Believe me, I am a Californian thru and thru, but
    you know
    some DUMB ASSES would be like
    “Kewl, our apartment’s on fire after this big quake but
    let’s CATCH A WAVE”
    and grab their boards and go.

    I love California soo so much*, but why
    do so many stupid people live there?
    Is it the weather? The longitude?
    Or just the law of averages?

    (sigh)

    *you will see in my interests, I have used the term “Californiologist” which exactly 1 other person in this whole community has termed. Me and her like eachother, obviously :)
    I was born in California; I will die in California.

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