Oregon ports seeking federal aid for tsunami damage

Oregon ports seeking federal aid for tsunami damage
Photo by Oregon State Police Sergeant Scott Punch

BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) — Curry County commissioners voted at special meeting Sunday to declare an emergency at the county's three ports — Port Orford, Gold Beach and Brookings — because of damage when Friday's tsunami hit the Oregon coast.

The Oregonian reports the declaration is the first step in seeking federal disaster assistance.

There's no estimate of the damage to docks and infrastructure.

But Port of Brookings Harbor Executive Director Ted Fitzgerald guessed $10 million to $13 million.

Brookings says it's the busiest recreational port on the Oregon coast. It also harbors commercial fishing boats.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com
 

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