Like Y2K and the N1H1 virus scares this too was for naught.
While I receive many lovely gifts from my friends in Santiago, Chile, the expected tsunami did not appear. Most folks in Huntington Beach have never noticed the Tsunami Evacuation Route signs that were posted after the Indo quake and tsuname in 2004. Always nice to know what direction to start running like a madman when the water gets high!
We have finally heard from friends in Santiago and now know they are safe. Things are getting back to normal with services being restored in the last few days. Still, it is a very sad situation as the death toll continues to rise each day.
Stay strong friends.