Thousands take part in tsunami drill on Oregon Coast

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Kindergartner Summer Riccalarsen, 6, ducks and takes cover under a desk at the Blossom Gulch Elementary School during a tsunami drill Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Coos Bay, Ore. Thousands of people in three Oregon coastal communities are holding their first tsunami evacuation drill, stirred to action by the 2011 tsunami that devastated coastal towns in Japan. Coos Bay Fire Chief Stan Gibson said the vivid TV images of last year's tsunami in Japan have made people on the Oregon Coast take the possibility much more seriously than about 10 years ago, when new signs laying out tsunami evacuation routes were greeted with complaints they would just scare the tourists. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)