Santa Cruz Harbor
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Emergency management officials in California are alarmed over $1 million in proposed federal funding cuts to a tsunami alert system.
The tranquility of Santa Cruz Harbor on Friday hides damage the harbor sustained from a tsunami triggered by last year’s massive earthquake off the coast of Japan.
Federal cuts to the NOAA’s tsunami-warning program could affect how quickly a wave headed to the west coast would be detected.
Capitola has not yet received disaster relief following those large storms in March that led to flash floods. Damage following the March floods is estimated at $17 million, AND Capitola’s emergency reserves are gone following flood repairs.
It’s been nearly three weeks since a destructive tsunami crashed into the Santa Cruz Harbor, causing millions of dollars in damage, and some boat owners are not happy with the way harbor officials handled the big wave.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday reopened the Santa Cruz Harbor, which was closed after about 100 boats were damaged or sunk by the tsunami that rolled ashore on March 11.
Part of the Santa Cruz Harbor reopened on Sunday, only to have Mother Nature halt boat traffic for the day.
California emergency officials said they hope to complete a tsunami damage estimate as early as next week to submit to the federal government in an aid request for wave-battered harbors.
Port Director Lisa Ekers revised her estimate to $22.5 million in tsunami-related damage to Santa Cruz Harbor, up from $17 million.