Crescent City to receive $6M for harbor rebuilding

Driven by the force of a tsunami surge, a loose boat slams into another in the boat basin at Crescent City, Calif., on Friday, March 11, 2011. A ferocious tsunami unleashed by Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it carried away ships, cars and homes, and triggered widespread fires that burned out of control. Hours later, the waves washed ashore on Hawaii and the U.S. West coast, where evacuations were ordered from California to Washington but little damage was reported. The entire Pacific had been put on alert _ including coastal areas of South America, Canada and Alaska _ but waves were not as bad as expected. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)

August 12, 2011 11:54:10 AM PDT
The Northern California harbor that was heavily damaged by tsunami waves in March is getting $6 million in federal funding to rebuild.

The Crescent City Harbor was damaged by the tsunami, which came from the 9.1 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. One man was killed while watching the nearly 8-foot waves.

The federal money will help repair the embankment that shelters the harbor, in time for the fall crab season.

The announcement came from senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and Representative Mike Thompson.