What has the Port done to prevent damage to its properties from earthquakes?
The Port complies with international and local building codes in both new construction and remodel work. Projects are designed to withstand a major earthquake with little or no damage. This was demonstrated in 2001 with the 6.8 Nisqually earthquake, which resulted in no damage to the Marine Terminal shipping berths and only light damage to the warehouse. This allowed the Port to be fully functional and ready to respond to the emergency as needed. The Cascade Pole sediment containment cells are designed to withstand a 100-200 year earthquake, with the berm along the shoreline designed for a 300-400 year earthquake.

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1. Is the Port involved with the general cleanup of Budd Inlet? What role do other entities play?
2. What has the Port done to prevent damage to its properties from earthquakes?
3. What is the Port doing in anticipation of potential sea-level rise?