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Buoys out nationwide

A nationwide outage of all offshore buoys was reported Friday morning.

Those buoys report wave heights to ensure the safety of those at sea. They are also instrumental in estimating when tsunamis will hit shore.

As of presstime, it was unknown why the buoys were non-operational, nor when they would be back online.

Information about waves has been critical of late, with winter storms creating choppy, more at

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