12.03.11.Beregovaya protect U.S. and rescuers are searching for five people who went missing after the West Coast of the United States on Friday, hit by a tsunami caused by a massive earthquake in Japan.
In the states of Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, where the evacuation of the population from the coastal strip, divided moored boats and yachts destroyed pier and small piers. Losses could reach millions of dollars, it is believed by local authorities.
Meanwhile, scientists warned that the danger has not passed: for several hours after the first tsunami wave may follow a few more. Predict their occurrence is extremely difficult, so the authorities and rescue services in the above mentioned states are on high alert, according to ITAR-TASS.
Most of the disaster affected residents and numerous tourists in Hawaii. This State is the first in the United States took the brunt of the disaster. The inhabitants of the houses and resort hotels on the same island had at midnight the roar of sirens to move to the upper floors and roofs of high-rise hotels.
The famous beaches of Waikiki in the morning and afternoon were empty. Crews, yachts and fishing trawlers left the harbor and the port, heading for the open sea, where the effects of the tsunami hit are not as dangerous as the coast.
In the ocean harbors California operation is severely restricted. The Port of Los Angeles banned the loading and unloading of critical goods and materials, the Port of San Francisco, in addition, you can not move oil and petroleum products.
Southern port of San Diego, where the largest U.S. Navy base, is operating normally, as it does not threaten the tsunami.
Operators of nuclear power plants, oil refineries and gas stations have taken precautions, given what is happening in Japan.
Thus, at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant (California) a regime of "emergency situation." Both nuclear power plant reactors are operating normally. Company "Tesoro" temporarily closed several stations in Hawaii and closely monitoring the situation at the refinery in the state, in California, Washington and Alaska.