Tsunami brings storm-like waves to Wash. coast
Friday, March 11, 2011; 12:15 PM
MOCLIPS, Wash. -- Active waves similar to any stormy day on the coast were the only sign that a tsunami had arrived in Washington.
The National Weather Service predicted the waves caused by an earthquake in Japan to reach 3 feet or more on the Washington coast Friday, but higher waves could come later.
About 60 people had evacuated to Grays Harbor Fire District No. 8 in Moclips. Volunteer firefighter Cathy Bisiack said a group of mostly elderly residents were enjoying a pancake breakfast and watching the news on TV when the waves started to hit.
The evacuation in Moclips was recommended but not mandatory.