Northwest News Network
4:28 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Hundreds Head For The Hills In Seaside Tsunami Drill

The sound of tsunami warning sirens sent hundreds of people in Seaside, Oregon scurrying on foot to higher ground today. The resort town held a community-wide evacuation drill.

Seaside High School students had to trot more than a mile to get to safety. Seaside is considered among the more vulnerable population centers on the Northwest coast. The majority of the town would be flooded in a major tsunami. Other coastal towns are planning similar evacuation drills later this month, including Coos Bay and Garibaldi.