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Tsunami advisory draws the curious to Edmonds beaches


Last updated 1/22/2022 at 5:58pm

Brian Soergel

Tsunami watchers gathered on the Sunset Avenue bluff to watch the action, what little there was of it

Edmonds has a new tsunami warning system in the Olympic Beach parking lot on Dayton Avenue West, and it wasn't needed Saturday, Jan. 15. But a rare tsunami advisory did prompt the City to close all beaches and piers for public safety.

Residents and visitors were advised to stay off beaches after 9 a.m., and Edmonds police were on hand with megaphones to scoot people away.

There were plenty of lookie-loos safely perched on the bluff above the beach on Sunset Avenue.

The advisory was lifted shortly after 5:30 p.m.

The initial advisory from the City was sent at 9:18 a.m.

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