The City of Ocean Shores Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in the south
west and south east areas of the City in October. Work will be conducted from Taurus
Boulevard SW to Butterclam Street SW on October 8 th and 9 th and from S. Razor Clam
Drive to Discovery Drive on October 22 nd and 23 rd . It is common for flushing activities to
stir up sediment in the water lines surrounding the work areas. We recommend that you
do not use hot water during the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM on the days shown above. If
you experience discoloration of your water, please run the COLD water tap for a few
minutes until it clears. If you must use hot water during flushing operations, we strongly
recommend flushing your hot water tank after our operations are complete.
A map of the work area can be viewed at www.osgov.com. If you have any questions or
require additional information please contact us by phone at 289-4210 or email at
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Southwest Washington Tsunami Inundation Hazard Maps
Washington State DNR released new Tsunami Inundation Hazard Maps for Southwest Washington on Monday, March 26th, 2018. These maps are a bit different than previous tsunami inundation mapping. Previous inundation mapping was based upon the last Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake from 1700 AD. This new study and modeling is based upon a simulated 2500 year event, from a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. This event produces a farther reaching tsunami inundation scenario.
** Aftershocks may produce additional tsunami waves in coastal areas
The first tsunami waves (a minimum of 4 are expected) will arrive within 15-25 minutes following the quake.
Wave heights along the beaches will vary depending on the bathymetry of the coastline however the amount and level of inundation is our greatest concern. WA State DNR provided Grays Harbor Emergency Management some approximate inundation depths for this 2500 year event for our coastal areas.
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