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Charles McCreery

Every tsunami is a learning event for the director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 09, 2012

~~<p>Charles &ldquo;Chip&rdquo; McCreery&rsquo;s quarters next to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is itself in a risky zone from giant waves &mdash; only five feet above and less than 1,000 feet away from the ocean along Fort Weaver Road in Ewa Beach.</p>
<p>The center soon will move to a safe fourth floor of a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration building on Ford Island, a new high for an agency with which McCreery has been familiar for nearly two decades and where he has been in charge since 1997.</p>
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Charles “Chip” McCreery’s quarters next to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is itself in a risky zone from giant waves — only five feet above and less than 1,000 feet away from the ocean along Fort Weaver Road in Ewa Beach.

The center soon will move to a safe fourth floor of a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration building on Ford Island, a new high for an agency with which McCreery has been familiar for nearly two decades and where he has been in charge since 1997. Login for more...



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