tsunami advisory

No Flooding Expected in SF Residential and Business Areas

Strong currents are expected off the coast for many hours

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Residential and business flooding is not expected in San Francisco, but people in San Francisco should stay out of the water and away from the beaches all day, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management said Saturday morning.

The department earlier issued an advisory telling the public in San Francisco to move away from all San Francisco beaches, harbor or marina docks or piers.

The advisory is still in effect, but homes and businesses are not expected to be affected by flooding, the agency said. Strong currents are expected off the coast for many hours, according to the agency.

San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Baxter talked to NBC Bay Area Saturday morning and discussed the safety measures in place in the city as a tsunami advisory is in effect. Baxter urged residents to "stay out of the water, out of the coast" and encourages to visit parks instead and consider other safer activities.

The National Weather Service on Saturday morning issued a Tsunami Advisory for coastal California including parts of the Bay Area following a large underwater volcanic eruption near the Tonga Islands Friday night.

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