March 11, 2011

Scary Day in the Santa Cruz Harbor

This morning around 6:50am the SOS staff received a text message from our Executive Director saying "The harbor is being evacuated, don't go into the office until noon. Let me know if you need anything from the office." Shocked, I sprang out of bed to find out what was going on. As I turned on the TV, I was blown away by the horrible destruction of the earthquake in Japan. The videos looked fake, the ocean's power stripping the land bare.

I soon went to the harbor and witnessed boats and docks sinking in roaring tides rushing in and out of the harbor. The Save Our Shores office was far away from any danger but our friends who owned boats in the harbor were not so lucky. Our hearts go out to those people who lost their boats and for some, their homes in this horrible disaster.

Thank you to everyone for your concern and we encourage you to help those in need who have lost so much whether that is to give to the Red Cross for the people in Japan or to donate food or help to those who lost their boats in the Santa Cruz Harbor. We know the harbor will recover but it is going to take time and support from the Santa Cruz Community.

Save Our Shores is calling for the community to clean the beaches tomorrow morning as there may be some extra debris from the surge. Get a few of your friends and family and help keep our beaches clean.

All of this dock is now gone and this boat sank a few minutes later.

Fuel spills into the harbor near the fuel dock.

The Harbor and Vessel Assist were cleaning up debris all day.

1 comment:

  1. Please keep us updated on what we can do to help out folks in the Harbor...


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