By Jess Baker Published: Mar 27, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT weather.com
Chris Robinson is building a boat in the backyard of his Palo Alto, Calif. home.
This web designer is not much of a builder, nor is he a sailor. But this boat isn’t your average boat. It’s a tsunami escape pod Robinson calls “Tsunamiball.”
“I am not expecting a tsunami in Palo Alto,” he tells weather.com. “Building the tsunamiball is more of a design challenge than a disaster preparation for me,” he says.