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