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We've been keeping an eye on it....:blink: For those of you that don't know or don't remember, this is a volcano in the Cayman Islands that has a section that is thought will someday fall off into the ocean. If (or when) it does, it will cause a massive tsunami all over the E coast of N and S America (less to the S, more to the N is what I understand). We live in central KS, but are still keeping an eye on it. May God have mercy!

 

If you've been looking into it, what are your predictions? How would it affect the rest of the country? If you live on the E coast, what would be your cue to leave?

 

A lot to think of.

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I knew about it but have not kept an eye on it as of late. I would be in the path of the tsunami.  I am not far enough in to escape it.  Not sure if I would even have enough time to go inland as I would as I understand it would have to go at least 200 or 300 hundred miles or more inland to get away from it.  But if it does happen, I know where I will be. As they say, good bye cruel world.  I am about 30 to 35 miles inland of the Atlantic ocean. The tsunami would come in much further than that.

I will have to figure out when the time would be to leave as I have not checked this in a long while. As for the prediction about it. I think it will happen at some point in time. Just not sure as to when.

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Thanks for sharing the info about this. I had not heard about it til now. Living where I do, I wouldn't be affected but will be something to think about. 

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11 hours ago, Littlesister said:

I knew about it but have not kept an eye on it as of late. I would be in the path of the tsunami.  I am not far enough in to escape it.  Not sure if I would even have enough time to go inland as I would as I understand it would have to go at least 200 or 300 hundred miles or more inland to get away from it.  But if it does happen, I know where I will be. As they say, good bye cruel world.  I am about 30 to 35 miles inland of the Atlantic ocean. The tsunami would come in much further than that.

I will have to figure out when the time would be to leave as I have not checked this in a long while. As for the prediction about it. I think it will happen at some point in time. Just not sure as to when.

 

I think having a plan is a good idea, but I wouldn't panic. Maybe know what routs you would take, where you would go? Have a Go Bag ready (you seem to be a pro at this, so I'm mainly typing it out for others benefit that may be looking for ideas). Treat it like a fire? But leaving before the masses would be important, as to not get caught up in traffic. Keeping your vehicle filled with gas, maybe extra to take with you....

 

The nice thing about those preparations is that they cover a bunch of other things, too! :)

 

I'm not saying (at all) that this is GOING TO HAPPEN....just something to keep our eyes and ears open for. And of course, our eyes fixed above.

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I've read a little bit about it. All the way from a few rumbles to the island sinking. Lots of hype and speculation going on. I wouldn't worry too much about it over here. I read where one scientist said USA would have around 7 hours before a tsunami would hit here. Have a go bag ready and head west until you get tired of driving and then get a hotel room for the night. 

 

You could map out your route now and check out a couple of hotels on your route. Write down their phone numbers and call for a reservation before you leave the house. A toll road is a good option. They have truck stops, food, gas, bathrooms and an area to rest in your car.  

 

Also, it's not the Cayman Islands. It's the Canary Islands. Way over by Spain.  :D

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3 hours ago, Jeepers said:

I've read a little bit about it. All the way from a few rumbles to the island sinking. Lots of hype and speculation going on. I wouldn't worry too much about it over here. I read where one scientist said USA would have around 7 hours before a tsunami would hit here. Have a go bag ready and head west until you get tired of driving and then get a hotel room for the night. 

 

You could map out your route now and check out a couple of hotels on your route. Write down their phone numbers and call for a reservation before you leave the house. A toll road is a good option. They have truck stops, food, gas, bathrooms and an area to rest in your car.  

 

Also, it's not the Cayman Islands. It's the Canary Islands. Way over by Spain.  :D

Cayman, Canary....hey, I was close!! I did know the Spain part (because I speak Spanish, so understand their language, and it's close to W Africa where my sister and her family live)....but that's funny right there!

 

Good advice. I'm in Central KS, so I don't think it would affect us here at all, but I think that your advice is solid. Keep an eye on it, have a plan. Have a go bag. Good advice!

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I don’t believe we would get the water in Illinois but what about the millions of people coming here to escape it?  How will the Midwest accommodate them even if they are heading further west?  They would have no homes, no jobs, maybe no money if banks are wiped out, only the clothes, supplies, and personal effects they could grab.  Scary for them and us both.  :wacko:

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2 hours ago, Mother said:

I don’t believe we would get the water in Illinois but what about the millions of people coming here to escape it?  How will the Midwest accommodate them even if they are heading further west?  They would have no homes, no jobs, maybe no money if banks are wiped out, only the clothes, supplies, and personal effects they could grab.  Scary for them and us both.  :wacko:

My hubby brought that up, too....:(:pray:

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Good point, Mother.  To say nothing of all of our central govt being wiped out  ......  :unsure:  ......or would that be helpful? 

 

My brother is on a boat near D.C.  and his dd is on their farm 40 miles inland from D.C.    Not far enough inland.  Not for a nuke and not for La Palma landslide.  

 

......wouldn't affect us in CO ....except the problem Mother brought up. 

 

MtRider  .....I'd heard this long ago but I don't think it was rumbling at that point.  :pray: 

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21 hours ago, Mt_Rider said:

Good point, Mother.  To say nothing of all of our central govt being wiped out  ......  :unsure:  ......or would that be helpful? 

Well, I mean.....:blush:

 

Praying for your family on the E Coast. And mine (well, W Africa). And....well, the whole situation. :pray:

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