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US School to Provide Vertical Tsunami Refuge

When a tsunami races toward shore, the best strategy for survival is to head inland to high ground as quickly as you can. But there are beach towns on coastlines all around the world where it would be impossible to do that, because high ground is out of reach, especially if the roads are buckled or jammed after a great earthquake. Now one low-lying coastal town in Washington State is copying a strategy used in Japan to survive tsunamis: sheltering in place on a roof-top refuge. Around...

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