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May 15, 2014

Team designs coastal school to be safe during a quake and tsunami

Journal Staff Reporter

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The gym roof will have a concrete platform to hold more than 1,000 people, and 50-foot-deep auger cast piles should hold the building in place even if the soil liquefies or scours away.

The Ocosta School District will show designs today for what may be the nation's first vertical-evacuation structure built in a tsunami zone.

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