WESTPORT, Wash. – The latest possible Japanese Tsunami debris is lingering about 25 miles off of Washington’s coast. Chuck Wallace, Deputy Director with the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency tells us NOAA officials are tracking a 25′ by 16′ piece of debris that appears to be a barge, raising concerns for invasive species that may have floated over from Japan.
They suspect that it’s just going to keep drifting up and down the coast for the time being. – Chuck Wallace, Deputy Director with the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency
Wallace said officials have been watching the debris move up and down the coast for about a week. NOAA models have failed to show where, when, or even if, the debris might come to shore.