Seaside evacuees gather at elementary school

Seaside evacuees gather at elementary school

Credit: Mike Benner

Seaside evacuees gather at elementary school

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on March 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM

PORTLAND – Seaside evacuees gathered at a local elementary school to ride out the tsunami warning Friday.

Parents, kids and dogs started gathering at Seaside Heights Elementary around 3:30 a.m. They had blankets and other supplies, and were prepared to stick it out for a while if necessary.

Throughout the morning they could see dozens and dozens of vehicles outside, lining up at gas stations to get fuel for cars, trucks, and generators.

At about 7:25 a.m. fire trucks and emergency vehicles dropped off last minute evacuees.

Folks from a Seaside retirement community (pictured) made up the majority of those who remained at the school just after 9:30 a.m.

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