Fishermen Concerned about Tsunami Debris

NEWPORT, Ore. — Now that the dock washed ashore near Newport, local fishermen worry what other debris they might encounter out at sea. The Newport fishermen KEZI 9 News spoke with say they were surprised to see how large the dock is. They say they’ve seen plenty of debris recently while they’ve been out fishing, … Continue reading »

Tsunami Dock’s Attraction Boosts Local Economy

NEWPORT, Ore. — Those headed to the coast to take a look at the dock that washed ashore on Tuesday are also stopping at local businesses to shop. Business owners KEZI 9 News spoke with in Newport say any time something washes ashore along the coast they see an increase in sales. They say the … Continue reading »

Dock Decision Still Looms

NEWPORT, Ore. — Oregon Parks and Recreation crews are still trying to decide what to do with that large dock that washed ashore near Newport. They have two options, either demolish it on site or pull it out to sea to salvage it. Estimates reveal either way would cost tens of thousands of dollars. “We … Continue reading »

Crews Remove Invasive Species from Washed Up Dock

NEWPORT, Ore. — Dislodged by disaster, a Japanese dock travels thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean and is now part of a scientific scramble. Researchers returned to Agate Beach Thursday morning to carefully clean the dock. Wednesday, the dock was covered with invasive species native to Japan latching on, but Thursday they were all … Continue reading »

Japanese Fridge Found on Beach

NEWPORT, Ore. — It seems other items from Japan are also washing up on the Oregon Coast. A viewer sent us pictures of a refrigerator she found on the beach just below the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Stefanie Sheava says her family was out near the jetty Memorial Day weekend and saw the fridge. At first … Continue reading »

Dock from Tsunami in Japan Washes Ashore near Newport

NEWPORT, Ore. — A little more than a year ago a devastating tsunami hit Japan and destroyed towns, homes and lives.  Now, evidence of the destruction is washing up on Oregon shores. A dock, confirmed to be from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan, washed up on Agate Beach just north of Newport. “Well, I’m … Continue reading »

Tsunami Debris from Japan May Hit Oregon Coast Soon

NEWPORT, Ore. — State and federal agencies, along with nonprofit groups, met Tuesday to start putting together a plan for how to deal with the debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan if and when it shows up along the Oregon Coast. Park rangers clean up items that have washed up ashore here along the … Continue reading »

Remapping Oregon Tsunami Evacuation Zones

March 12, 2011 By Stacia Kalinoski EUGENE, Ore. — Communities across the Oregon coast headed for higher ground Friday morning after tsunami warnings were issued. But now an Oregon coastal geologist is revamping the way Oregon residents would evacuate their homes and businesses. Oregon coastal geologists have been making tsunami evacuation maps since the mid … Continue reading »

Tsunami Evacuation Drill Performed in Newport

NEWPORT, Ore. — Newport hasn’t experienced a serious earthquake and tsunami in more than 300 years. However, experts say they expect one will be coming some time soon. So on Wednesday, nearly 200 people in Newport found out exactly where they should go when the time comes. Emergency coordinators say if a tsunami and earthquake … Continue reading »

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