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Category: Santa Cruz County
Some docks and boats were torn off well before the high amplitude short period waves came through at around 11:13 & 11:18. On the second strong ebb a sinking vessel struck the O’Neill catamaran’s port pontoon. From what I understand, it had been tied up at the end of a dock section, and was torn loose and capsized. Probably on the first wave.
Don Treadwell and I visited the Santa Cruz, CA, yacht harbor at 11:50 AM and the harbor upper basin was still surging, we assume from the tsunami.
Damage seemed to be concreted in the western portion of the eastern harbor basin and what we observed was severe damage to one set on boat slips which had apparently been torn from their respective support pilings and boats that hat been moored on these floats were set loose damaged. The harbor master was unavailable, but we spoke with a Mr. Tom Mc Claren (831 818 0650) who stated that seven boats were lost.
The Santa Cruz paper reported that damage at Santa Cruz amounted to $17 million..
The list of proclaimed emergencies can help provide an indication of where some of the more serious damage and emergence response activities may have occurred since these are initiated by local officials as a request for additional (state/federal) assistance.
* Del Norte County proclaimed a Local Emergency on 3/11/11
* Humboldt County proclaimed a Local Emergency on 3/11/11.
* Santa Cruz County proclaimed a Local Emergency on 3/11/11.
* San Mateo County proclaimed a Local Emergency on 3/11/11.
* City of Santa Cruz proclaimed a Local Emergency on 03/11/11.
* City of Half Moon Bay proclaimed a Local Emergency on 3/11/11.
* City of Pacifica proclaimed a Local Emergency on 3/11/11.
* The Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency in the counties of Del Norte, San Mateo, Humboldt and Santa Cruz to support the State’s response.