Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami Warning for Indiana Beach

A tsunami generated by this morning's 8.5 magnitude earthquake near Honshu Japan could cause damage along the coastlines of Lake Schaffer. Urgent action should be taken by tourists to remove their tents, RV's, and campers from the town of Monticello. Tsunami wave heights cannot be predicted and the first wave may not be the largest. Beer cans, used condoms and broken-down trucks that litter Indiana beach are likely to be carried inland and amplify the wave's destructive power. State officials fear a worst-case scenario could level all of Monticello as well as the aging amusement park, estimating damage costs just under $25,000.

Story by Dudley Dawson