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  • Residents of Crescent City, Calif., regularly practice evacuations in case of a tsunami. On March 11, their diligence paid off, though the tidal surge from Japan sank 16 boats in the harbor. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

    Tsunami-prone Crescent City keeps watch

    When Antonio Lawton heard the sirens blare March 11, he realized that something wasn't right. Crescent City, Calif., tests its tsunami warning system on the first Tuesday of the month. This was a Friday.

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