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Water splashes over the coral wall at PII's gas station near the bridge. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

Water splashes over the coral wall at PII’s gas station near the bridge. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), which is based at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, this week sent a heads-up to its Majuro friends that high tides would likely cause flooding in Majuro starting October 5, 2017. They were right, as this photo of water coming over the coral wall at the Pacific International Inc’s gas station near the bridge on Friday.

Follows is a couple of links to pages of interest on this, kindly sent by the PacIOOS Communications and Program Coordinator Fiona Langenberger:

Please check out the latest Majuro wave run-up forecast for more details:

The forecast for Kwajalein indicates no flooding:

Below are the expected wave run-up heights:

 ————————- Begin Majuro ————————
Majuro shoreline run-up forecast exceeds threshold for
2017-10-05 03:18:25.76       6.17 ft.
2017-10-05 04:22:41.62       6.16 ft.
2017-10-05 16:09:36.03       6.35 ft.
2017-10-06 03:30:48.10       6.45 ft.
2017-10-06 04:35:03.96       6.63 ft.
2017-10-06 15:17:42.52       6.22 ft.
2017-10-06 16:21:58.37       6.82 ft.
2017-10-06 17:26:14.23       6.56 ft.
2017-10-07 04:08:52.79       6.46 ft.
2017-10-07 05:13:08.64       6.60 ft.
2017-10-07 15:55:47.20       6.32 ft.
2017-10-07 17:00:03.06       6.87 ft.
2017-10-07 18:04:18.91       6.55 ft.
2017-10-08 04:46:57.47       6.40 ft.
2017-10-08 05:51:13.33       6.47 ft.
2017-10-08 16:33:51.89       6.34 ft.
2017-10-08 17:38:07.74       6.78 ft.
2017-10-08 18:42:23.60       6.39 ft.
2017-10-09 18:16:12.43       6.28 ft.


Wave Run-Up Forecast: Majuro, RMI | PacIOOS

Attention: The forecast is not accurate when a tsunami, tropical storm or cyclone watch/warning is in effect. For these events, please seek information for either tsunamis or tropical storms/cyclones. In case of a possible inundation event, please consult with local authorities and emergency responders to seek further information and direction.

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 Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 1680 East-West Road

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