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Cascadia Community College

18345 Campus Way Ne
Bothell, WA 98011-8205

General Phone: 425-352-8000
Financial Aid Phone: 425-352-8861
Sector: Public, 2-year

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A tsunami's going to hit - but when? - Coos Bay World

Between 12 and 14 minutes later, Charleston is effectively scoured off the map. The North Spit is washed away, never to re-emerge. The waves begin to hit North Bend about 18 minutes after that. The airport is under water. Pony Village Mall becomes a swamp of smashed cars and broken debris, both inside and out. The water flows backward up Pony Creek, beyond where it crosses Newmark Street, flooding neighborhoods on both sides.By the time the waves hit downtown Coos Bay about 20 minutes later, they have slowed to 3 to 4 mph. What looks like a giant, flowing landfill crashes over the boardwalk and spills fishing boats onto U.S. Highway 101. The force of the water caves in the fronts of many buildings, tuning the lower floors into liquid garbage dumps.Water backs up Coalbank Slough to Kruse Avenue, and Isthmus Slough nearly to the Bunker Hill Elementary School. The waves have lost almost all of their momentum as they reach city hall.It is not a question of if a tsunami is going to hit the South Coast. The question is when.That question brought hundreds of Bay Area residents to a conference, The Earthquake Tsunami Connection, held Saturday, at the - more available