Crescent City Rebuilds

, Posted: Fri, March 9 2012 at 12:56 PM, Updated: Fri, March 9 2012 at 1:13 PM

Sunday March 11th, 2012 will mark the one year anniversary of Japan's nine-point-zero magnitude earthquake that triggered a devastating tsunami causing extensive damage to the Oregon coast.

It was the largest earthquake to ever hit Japan, and one of the strongest ever recorded. Here in Oregon, Crescent City was hit hard by the tsunami.

"It was pretty hectic, there were a lot of doubts of what to do with the harbor what we were going to do with the fishing fleet," said Chris Hegnes, owner of Eglund Marine Shop.
    
Over the past year Hegnes has seen his town rebuild.


"They got temporary docks back in, they got it back to a working harbor," said Hegnes.


The waters are calm in Crescent City, the dock completely rebuilt, just in time for fishing season.

"The guys had a really good crab season. With the price of crabs and just the marketing they did very well," said Hegnes.
    
You could say business is back to normal here, but there is always the fear that it could all happen again.

"I mean what do we do if we do have a tsunami here at work and it’s one that is created close," said Hegnes.
    
But for now residents here are focusing on today, because no one can predict what mother nature has in store.

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