The most recent Washington Department of Natural Resources tsunami models show the lower area of Queets to be in danger from a tsunami caused by a 9.2 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The QIN Planning Department is starting the planning process to prepare a plan to relocate Queets. The Planning Department will be working with residents and Business Committee members to determine how and where the village should relocate to. Issues that will be investigated, discussed and resolved will include land status, soils, current logging plans, topography, endangered species, infrastructure and wellhead protection.

We are looking for as much community input as possible. Please let us know if you would like to participate in the planning!

For more information or to give feedback and suggestions to the Project Team, please contact Kelsey Moldenke, Charles Warsinske or Sue Kalama by email or at (360) 276-8211, extensions 397, 1038, or 228 respectively. Artwork by Doug James.