ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Despite the federal government’s partial government shutdown, Americans have a full team of scientists tracking every possibility for an earthquake-triggered tsunami.
The nation’s two tsunami warning centers remain fully staffed and operating in Alaska and Hawaii.
“There’s been no change in our posture,” said Stuart Weinstein, deputy director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii’s Ewa Beach on Oahu. “We’re still 24-7.”
Weinstein said operations will remain active throughout the shutdown.