Containers ready for Cannon Beach tsunami supplies

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Associated Press

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 17 at 7:30 PM

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Two 20-foot long shipping containers have been installed on city-owned property in Cannon Beach — ready to receive the emergency supplies residents believe they will need in case of a tsunami.

The forest green containers will be opened Oct. 18 for families to store their emergency stashes.

The Daily Astorian reports (http://is.gd/G6Zfod) that about 60 people have taken the city up on its offer.

City officials plan to open the large shipping containers twice a year — in the spring and fall — for people to replace items, such as food and batteries, or to add or change supplies.

The containers were placed on a location expected to be stable enough to withstand an earthquake and out of the tsunami inundation zone.

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Information from: The Daily Astorian, http://www.dailyastorian.com

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