City Responds to Tsunami Warning

City issues Tsunami Warning The City and County of San Francisco has issued a Tsunami Warning. City Officials advise residents to stay away from low-lying areas and resist the urge to head to area beaches.

The San Francisco Police Department has closed the upper and lower Great Highway from Point Lobos and 48th Avenue to Lake Merced, and the National Park Service closed Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, China Beach and Fort Funston.

For more up to date information please call: 311

For emergencies only please call: 911


UPDATE:  San Francisco, CA – As of 2:30pm today, the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), downgraded the Tsunami Warning for Northern California to a Tsunami Advisory. The San Francisco Emergency Operations Center will continue to monitor the tidal activity.

Great Highway was reopened at  4:30pm, all MUNI lines have resumed normal service, and the National Park Service has reopened all beaches. The public is advised to stay out of the water until 2 pm Saturday.

San Francisco public sector partners encourage citizens to donate to victims of the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami on

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management encourages citizens to learn how to prepare themselves and their families for an emergency. Visit for information on how to Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.

Posted on March 11, 2011 | The comments to this entry are closed.