Last week marked the completion of the first free-standing tsunami vertical evacuation tower in the U.S. The tower is located near Tokeland before you get to the Tokeland Hotel. The tower was built by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe using their funds and a FEMA grant.
The tower is named 'Auntie Lee' after Lee Shipman, the retired emergency manager for the tribe. This is to honor her since she was the driving force behind securing the funding for the tower.