"Mum, the TV says there's a Tsunami Warning!! What should we do?"
"We should go and have a look of course!"
Hmm - looking pretty glassy straight ahead.
Looking pretty glassy all the way up north.
Looking pretty glassy down south too.
Shouldn't someone warn this guy?
Well, there's nothing else for it. Let's roll down the hill!
I had never heard of a tsunami warning before Boxing Day 2004 and hurricane Katrina. I know I should take these warnings seriously, but seriously - why can't the Govt tell us the ACTUAL risk of tsunami resulting from seismic activity in NZ? Why do they have to cry wolf every time there's a tremor in the Pacific? Of course it's got nothing to do with protecting us, it has to do with absolving themselves of responsibility should the worst ensue. Don't say I didn't warn you.