Mar 12 2011

Oregon Coast tsunami: Serious damage reports from Brookings, Crescent City ports

By The Oregonian
Friday, March 11, 2011, 2:30 PM

Reports of serious damage are coming from the Port of Brookings-Harbor in the wake of Friday’s earthquake-tsunami in Japan.

Chris Cantwell, the port’s operations supervisor said 70 percent of the port’s commercial basin was destroyed.

“A third of our sports basin destroyed. We have boats on top of another. Probably half-a-dozen sunk,” he told The Oregonian.

Cantwell said the first wall of water came in about 8:05 a.m. Friday. Three waves in all came in before 10 a.m. The third one inflicted the most damage.

“We had one fatality … dead body found in a boat. Not entirely sure the guy died during the tsunami. Possibly before,” he said.

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