Valparaiso: Fear of tsunami sends us racing to the hills

(Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez)
Zoe Schlag (Tufts University), Global Post
Published March 1, 2010

Student waits an hour in line for groceries.

VALPARAISO, CHILE — Two days after a massive earthquake struck Chile, mass panic erupted here when word spread that a tsunami was coming.

As I was sitting in the kitchen eating lunch with my host family, my host dad rushed into the room, yelling, “the tsunami is coming!” Our house is two blocks from the beach. We dashed for the door leaving everything behind. The street was a stampede as we joined our neighbors running away from the water toward the hills.

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