Emergency preparations in paradise

Friday - 3/11/2011, 10:20am EST

Howard Dicus, reporter, WTOP

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A tsunami warning for the entire West Coast of the United States is in effect after a massive earthquake off the coast of Japan. Hawaii is also bracing itself; coastal areas are already being evacuated. The earthquake off Japan's northeast coast was huge measuring 8.9 on the richter scale. We are joined by Howard Dicus, reporter for our sister station WTOP, with details from Honolulu.