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This coastal house could withstand a tsunami

It is confusingly called Tsunami House, though.
Jan 18th 2014, 9:15 AM 24,418 34

THE TSUNAMI HOUSE stands dangerously close to the coast on Camano Island in the US state of Washington.

The building’s design is as impressive as it looks.

In a high-risk flood area, it was built with the most stringent disaster FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) building codes.

According to Designs Northwest Architects’ Dan Nelson, “It’s incredibly safe.”

Camano Island, home to less than 14,000 people, is located in the Possession Sound portion of Puget Sound, located in Island County, Washington. It is connected to the mainland with one bridge.

The project began in 2006 and was finally completed last summer.

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