"Tsunami Warning Website Fails Pacific Coast Residents"

"So many people surged to the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center website that it slowed to a crawl early Friday, unable to provide critical information to the public about the coastal impact in the U.S. of a massive earthquake in Japan.

Until technicians were able to increase the bandwidth of the Alaska-based weather website, it failed as an information linchpin for hundreds of hundreds of thousands of people on the California, Oregon and Washington coasts looking for life-and-death tsunami information."

Erika Bolstad reports for McClatchy Newspapers March 11, 2011.


"Proposed GOP Budget Cuts Target Tsunami Warning Centers" (CBS News)

"GOP Budget Targets Agency That Warned of Tsunami" (Associated Press)

Source: McClatchy, 03/14/2011