As of a 6 am conference call with Washington State EMD, Washington is still under a Tsunami Advisory. The expected tsunami wave arrival times are as follows:
Westport – 1.8 feet @ 7.25am
Moclips – 3.9 feet @ 7:10am (The highest expected wave on the Washington Coast)
All coastal jurisdictions have been notified of the situation. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is mobilizing around the County to assist local jurisdictions in notification of citizens in areas of concern. The impacted school districts will be closed today.
At this time , limited evacuations are taking place. The citizens around Taholah, Pacific Beach, Moclips and Iron Springs, living close to the ocean and who could be affected by the wave height, are being asked to move to higher ground. The Quinault Indian Nation, Grays Harbor Fire District 8, the local Cert team & the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department are assisting the residents in the evacuation. All citizens are urged to stay away from the beaches, harbors and coastal lowlands. Although the initial wave times are indicated, the highest wave may not impact the area for a few hours after that time. Please listen to local officials and stay tuned to your radio for updates.