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So, if it’s like my house, that process takes about an hour!



You need to get TiVO…I got it and now I get to watch all my shows on Discovery

And Learning Channel after everybody goes to bed…”





“Dad…I wanna watch cartoons…!”



David L. Fisher SE PE

Fisher + partners

372 West Ontario

Chicago 60610



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From: Tom Skaggs [mailto:tom.skaggs(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 9:16 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: tsunami 2...


Last night on PBS, NATURE covered Hawaii's risk to Tsunami's.  I, unfortunately, was unable to watch much of the show.  It happens to coincide with the time we "start" putting by kids in bed.




From: akester [mailto:akester(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 00:55
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: tsunami 2...


You are right, as a tsunami is more or less caused by a singular earth rattling event, it does not have a "period" so much as a very, very large wavelength. (Right? This is the right term?)


What I am meaning is, unlike a normal wave with a 8-15 second period (or whatever), a tsunami likely has a very LARGE wavelength, and thus acts as a large mass of water, not something that could curl and break on a reef like a normal wave....   SO, even though places like Maui or Oahu have outer breaks that can handle 30ft+ waves, a tsunami wave would be much different due to the width of the wave.....


Again, if anyone knows of an organization where they need SEs to go and review the damage, let me know.....


Andrew Kester, PE
Structural Engineering Consultant
Lake Mary, FL 32746