- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

TAHOLAH, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it’s responding to a Quinault Indian Nation request for help to fix a seawall breach at the lower village of Taholah (Ta-HO-laa) on the Washington coast and prevent further flooding.

The tribe says the seawall was breached Tuesday by pounding waves in high winds. The water has destroyed a smokehouse and several outbuildings.

Tribal President Fawn Sharp issued a voluntary evacuation order and asked for federal help.

The corps has outlined a plan to complete the repair before a new storm that’s forecast for Saturday.

In January, the corps placed 800 tons of rock along the seawall.

Taholah is about 30 miles north of Ocean Shores.

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