Saturday’s underwater volcano eruption off Tonga led to tsunami watches and up and down the West Coast, including Ocean Shores. Is the city any more prepared for it than it was a few years ago, when Indonesia was devastated by a tsunami? Or a decade ago, when a 9.0 earthquake led to massive waves flooding Japan? Or a decade before that, when a tsunami wiped out beach towns in Sumatra…or even back to the Pat Boone days?
Over the last few years, OS City Council meetings have discussed building a tsunami-safe structure. The Ocean Shores 2040 Comprehensive Plan introduced by Mayor Jon Martin last week at least addresses the issue.
Is this the year that an “action plan” actually leads to action?