Levy to fund tsunami evacuation structures on the ballot in Grays Harbor County

The $110 million bond levy would cost taxpayers $31.50 per month if they own a $300,000 home, according to the school district.

PACIFIC BEACH, Wash — Residents who live in the North Beach School District on Washington’s coast are being asked to approve a $110 million bond levy on Feb. 8, most of it to mitigate the risk from earthquakes and tsunamis.

The most vulnerable school is Pacific Beach Elementary School, which based on new maps from the Washington Geological Survey under the state Department of Natural Resources would be covered under 29 feet of water following a major coastal earthquake along the Cascadia fault.  

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