Articles: Report: Coastal Inundation of Majuro, Marshall Islands

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jun 25, 2013 - 10:45 PM

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On June 25, 3013,  extremely high tides combined with 6 to 8 feet surfs caused coastal inundation of up to 2 feet along the south facing shores of Majuro. Meteorologist-in-Charge Reginald White submitted the following report:

During the highest tide (around 6:00 a.m. ) the sea began to inundate the southeast to the southwest parts of Majuro. The saltwater breached the coastal roadways and littered them with debris. 

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The salt water receded around 7 a.m., but left numerous, small rocks and other debris on the coastal roadways and near living quarters on the southeast to southwest parts of Majuro.   The arrival of the long period swells caused 6 to 8 feet surfs that coincided with the 6:00 a.m. extremely high tide contributed to the coastal inundation in Majuro.

LOCATION:
    Southeast to Southwest Parts of Majuro,

OFFICES:
WSO Majuro

DEATHS:
    None

INJURIES:
   None known at this time

DAMAGE:   

OUTLOOK:
  None for these locations

WATCHES:
    Special Weather Statement Issued at 10am local time advising residents to be alert and make preparation to minimize property damage during the next two days.  Special Weather Statement states that coastal inundation is likely fo the next few days (This evening, Wednesday and Thursday)

WARNINGS:
 None were issued

SERVICE:

SYSTEMS:
   
    All systems were operational.

USER RESPONSE:

- RMI Office of the President, Majuro, Marshall Islands

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