|Tsunami is a Japanese word that literally translates to "harbor wave."
Its destructive potential is increased as it comes closer to shore.
At present, there are only three "tsunami ready" communities in Washington State:
Quinault Indian Nation, Ocean Shores and Long Beach.
Click here for more information from NOAAClick here to download a flooding (innundation) hazard map for the Washington Coast(2.4M)
View area maps:Aberdeen/Hoquiam
These maps were produced by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources, in cooperation with local emergency management officials.