Tsunami safety in the Cape Meares area has been improved recently through the efforts of numerous persons and agencies in the county and state. Over the next week, two location signs will be installed, one at the 4th Street and Bayocean Road (beach parking lot), and one at the Bayocean Spit parking lot.
These signs include a relevant portion of the tsunami evacuation map with a large “You Are Here” star, as well as instructions for safe response to the shaking of a large earthquake. These signs came from DOGAMI through a grant from Oregon Emergency Management. Gordon McCraw, Tillamook County Emergency Manager, applied for the grant, which also was used to purchase several signs for other vulnerable county beaches. State Parks is installing these signs.
Also, McCraw and Liane Welch, Director of Tillamook County Public Works, supplied a replacement sign for the tsunami assembly area on Cape Meares Loop Rd. Further, Public Works sign wizard, Mike Wynands installed posts for the re-installation of tsunami route signs that were displaced during recent water line construction.
Cape Meares citizens have assisted in sign replacement. Thanks to all who made this important safety work come together!
Posted by Chris Spence