Visitors driving to the Berkeley shoreline no longer have to undergo a teeth-jangling, suspension-rattling experience.
Berkeley’s decision to evacuate the marina followed the data, a state expert told Berkeleyside: “That’s a good thing. Especially in this particular event.”
The odds of a worst-case tsunami hitting Berkeley in the next 50 years are 1 in 20, experts say. Such an event could cause up to 10-15 feet of flooding.
Because they are so rare, it’s hard to predict how much damage a tsunami might cause in Berkeley. But it can be significant.
The order came after an underwater volcano erupted near Tonga.
The flow of methane gas through the decomposing landfill beneath the park has dropped over the years, but it still requires continual maintenance.
“Berkeley is a good marina. They just don’t have the funding to keep it up,” said Andy Newell, who moved his sailboat to Richmond.
“Sometimes it takes something huge to spark a hard or necessary change,” city staff said.
Hospitality workers at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the marina have been working without a contract since 2018.
Seabreeze Market and Deli has been serving its loyal fans for decades, but a multimillion-dollar park improvement project could close it for good.
One council member called paid parking “a no-brainer” and others said it would align with the city’s climate goals.
“We hope the coroner’s investigation and autopsy may reveal more,” police said Thursday.