The Pacific Ocean along the Grays Harbor County shoreline sustains an average temperature between 45-55 degrees depending on the season and month. According to the United States Search & Rescue Task Force, the expected time a person swept out to sea would become exhausted or drift into unconsciousness is 30 minutes to 90 minutes. The expected time of survival is between 1-4 hours.
For those searching for tsunami debris, IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS, DON’T TOUCH IT! Report your findings to Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at (360) 249-3911. If you find suspected hazardous or dangerous materials, please call 911 immediately.