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Bordering the Mediterranean, Beirut will be inundated during the tidal sloshing that occurs during the hour of the shift. Combined with crumbling buildings, which will scarcely withstand the jolting as the Red Sea and African Rift separate further during the initial moments of the shift hour, nor the crashing as the moving crust stops at the end of the hour. The danger in tides moving inland is that many structures considered on solid ground will find the ground melting under them, and falter. Thus, residents may be trapped even in buildings that withstand quakes, and drown as the water rises. Others, injured during the quakes, will be unable to stay afloat when the tides drag them back into the Mediterranean. Those who would survive are advised to go well inland and up into the high ground, away from the coast, where they will have to migrate in any case as the seas rise from polar melt after the shift.