First Vertical Evacuation Tsunami Engineered Safe Haven Building in North America

The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Elementary School, the first Vertical Evacuation, Tsunami Engineered Safe Haven Building in North America, was on Saturday.

A standing room only crowd filled the new school’s gym to see the christening of the building.

Congressman spoke and said it is a great thing to see it come to fruition.

Deputy Director of Grays Harbor Emergency Management says history was made.

The event also had a presence from the military as a Blackhawk helicopter showed a demonstration of a roof rescue.

The school is situated in an area where there is no place to go for refuge if the Cascadia Subduction Zone Fault should rupture, and the resulting tsunami waves, modeled to arrive 15 minutes later, began to bear down upon the coast .

The building will be a safe haven for over 1000 students, faculty and community members in the event of a tsunami impact.



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