A fishing boat lays on its side in shallow water in the boat basin at Crescent City, Calif., after a tsunami surge withdrew Friday, March 11, 2011. The surges broke loose and damaged most of the 35 boats that remained in the harbor with the surges began to hit. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)
Tsunami warnings and advisories may be lifted for California, but according to a new report, the recovery effort could cost millions.
Experts told the Los Angeles Times that the damage totals $50 million, and that number may be on the rise.
An 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan last week caused a tsunami that killed hundreds of people before traveling across the Pacific Ocean and temporarily elevating surf levels on parts of the California coast.
The bulk of the California damage was reported in Crescent City and Santa Cruz. An estimated 100 boats were damaged in Santa Cruz, and the recovery's price tag for that harbor was estimated at $17.1 million.