Riding Out Tsunamis, Hurricanes In Your Own Personal Pod04:41
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Jeanne Johnson of Ocean Park, Washington, is the first U.S. buyer of a tsunami pod sold by Mukilteo, Washington-based Survival Capsule LLC. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
Jeanne Johnson of Ocean Park, Washington, is the first U.S. buyer of a tsunami pod sold by Mukilteo, Washington-based Survival Capsule LLC. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
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A new tsunami survival option has come to the Pacific Northwest coast. And it could eventually double as a hurricane survival option for residents in other parts of the U.S. It involves climbing into a spherical aluminum pod for what is sure to be the ride of your life.

Tom Banse (@TomBanse) of Here & Now contributor Northwest News Network reports from Ocean Park, Washington, where he spoke with the first U.S. buyer of the technology.

The capsule's seats have shoulder harnesses and seat belts to buckle in tight. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
The capsule's seats have shoulder harnesses and seat belts to buckle in tight. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
Survival Capsule President Julian Sharpe gives some tips to his first domestic U.S. customer, Jeanne Johnson. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
Survival Capsule President Julian Sharpe gives some tips to his first domestic U.S. customer, Jeanne Johnson. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

This segment aired on February 6, 2017.

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