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Jimmy Kimmel

Evacuated In Tsunami Scare

3/11/2011 12:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jimmy Kimmel has been evacuated from a small island in French Polynesia -- as a massive  tsunami-wave roars across the Pacific Ocean.

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Kimmel has been updating his status on Twitter -- at first joking, "Suddenly, relaxing on an island in the South Pacific isn't so relaxing anymore. Good thing I brought my aqua stilts."

But the jokes turned serious -- when someone asked him to rate how scared he was on a scale of 1-10. Kimmel replied, "A good solid 7. on a small island, with no high ground."

Moments ago, Kimmel updated his status again ... saying, "We are evacuating the island. dogspeed."

FYI -- coastal evacuations have been ordered in Hawaii and tsunami warnings were issued along the West Coast ... from California to Alaska after a massive wave emanated from the earthquake in Japan.

UPDATE 12:45 PM PT -- Kimmel just tweeted the following: "We are back, officially 'unevacuated'. Thanks for your kind words. It was scary. Best wishes to our friends in Japan and all affected."

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1.

b1gkmv22    

Run Harvey RUN!!

1323 days ago
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Michelle in IA    

Hope he gave others a lift out!

1323 days ago
3.

writenow    

Maybe he'll lend a hand to others...

1323 days ago
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kliky    

"dogspeed"...what a tool bag.

1323 days ago
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jim    

Scary how powerful Mother Nature is. In seconds, all that is, can be turned to all that was.

My condolences to the people of Japan who have lost loved ones.

1323 days ago
6.

jim    

The vicissitudes of life.
Sad, to become finally
A bamboo shoot.

1323 days ago
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groovypet2    

D-A-M-N THANKS TMZ FOR GETTING OFF THAT TIRED AZZ STORY ABOUT CHARLIE GET HIS GUN. MY GOSH. VGL J KIMMEL.

1323 days ago
8.

Bobo Frog    

That's Jimmy Kimmel from Jamaica. Look at the photo. He drives a taxi in Kingston.

1323 days ago
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Kari    

I'm glad to see TMZ is covering the tsunami---it's a LOT more interesting and important than having to watch Sheen continue his very public meltdown.

1323 days ago
10.

anony    

Run, Jimmy, run!
Get on that high seahorse and gallop!

1323 days ago
11.

thestones    

@9

Yeah, great coverage. Japan's underwater and they report about Jimmy Kimmel (who's that?) tweeting about "winning" on a tropical island.

Pulitzer reporting for sure.

1323 days ago
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Sammie    

I hate that 'dogspeed' thing. God will get you for stuff like that.

1323 days ago
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jim    

Pulitzer reporting for sure.

TMZ is not about news...it's about failure. You should be aware of that by now. I do agree with you however. I replied to another poster on one of Mr. Levin's breaking news stories....I think it had something to do with a guy named "Charlie". Anyway, the poster stated that TMZ should go nation wide news reporting? Could you see TMZ's crackpot "journalists" trying to report something that really matters in the world?

No, TMZ's reporting standards are in the toilet. It has "Standard" printed on it.


TMZ, CIA.....???

1323 days ago
14.

soeffingsickofcharliesheen!    

"Jimmy Kimmel Evacuated In Tsunami Scare"

Guess Jimmy should have worn a diaper...Tsunamis ARE scary, really scary. I'll bet a LOT of people evacuated.

1323 days ago
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gutsygirl    

TMZ:

Are there no better stories of people and survival during this world crisis? Who gives a crap about these celebs!

1323 days ago
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