Major tsunami could drown Hoh Reservation

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Sandbags permanently surround the tribal center and many homes because the nearby Hoh River has meandered dangerously closer over time. Meanwhile, most of the 443-acre reservation is less than 40 feet above sea level, and could be devastated by a major tsunami.

So the Hoh Indians are trying to move to higher ground.

“We’re literally moving the village,” said Alexis Barry, executive director of the tribe in remote northwestern Washington. “We’ve known for a long time this has had to happen.”


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