Rehearsing for Northwest ‘Big One’ on a room-sized chess board

Rehearsing for Northwest ‘Big One’ on a room-sized chess board

Close to 200 federal, state and tribal emergency preparedness planners gathered around a giant map of the Pacific Northwest recently to rehearse and critique the federal response plan for "The Big One." The three-day Cascadia earthquake discussion exercise partially replaced a much bigger planned dress rehearsal that was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Should You Get Earthquake Insurance?

Although Americans typically associate earthquakes with California, they can happen anywhere, even far from known fault lines. Most earthquakes cause little or no damage, but a powerful quake can cause widespread destruction. A standard homeowners insurance policy may not cover earthquake damage. Purchasing a separate earthquake insurance policy is an option.  What Earthquake Insurance Covers […]

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