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Date Released: 3/11/2011
Subject: EOC Closure
Contact: Phillip Smith-Hanes
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Phillip Smith-Hanes

Location: Humboldt County

The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services has announced the closure of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC), effective as of 1700 (5:00 p.m.) today. The County's voluntary evacuation advisory has been lifted. However, residents are reminded to continue exercising caution in low-lying areas and avoid beach and river bar areas.

The West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center has downgraded its earlier Warning to an Advisory. A tsunami advisory means continued tsunami action capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or near the water, but activities on land within Humboldt County are returning to normal. Updates to the advisory status is available through the Tsunami Warning Center's website at http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov.

No reports of damage or injury have been reported in Humboldt County. With the closure of the EOC, inquiries should be directed to agencies responsible for normal operations (i.e., questions regarding power outages should be directed to PG&E).

All Humboldt County roads are open and passable. Conditions on state highways are available through CalTrans at http://dot.ca.gov or 1-800-427-ROAD.

The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services extends its gratitude to the citizens of Humboldt County for their cooperation throughout this tsunami event.