This fall a child care center moved into a building in Astoria that Oregon State Police had left because it was in the tsunami inundation zone.
This summer, Patrick Corcoran, a coastal hazards specialist with Oregon State University’s Sea Grant program, circled articles in an issue of Warrenton’s weekly newspaper about apartment complexes planned in the inundation zone in Warrenton.
One day, an event that hasn’t happened since 1700 will shake much of the West Coast. The “Big One” — the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami. But the North Coast is already in motion. Large apartment complexes are going up, permits are in process. There’s more development on the way.