A huge dress rehearsal for regional earthquake disaster relief was supposed to happen next week until the ongoing pandemic forced its cancellation. The scrubbed Cascadia Rising exercise would have involved more than 22,000 participants – chiefly U.S. soldiers, sailors and airmen as well as state, local and tribal emergency planners. Some smaller drills are going ahead this weekend and next featuring civilian volunteers who will demonstrate unusual ways aid may get to Pacific Northwest earthquake survivors.
The quakes were too far away and too shallow to cause a tsunami, according to a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center.
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The City of Gearhart is proposing a multi-million dollar emergency resiliency center to replace their current firehouse, but not all residents are for it.
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.
The seasonal fire outlook shows the risk is highest in Central Oregon this month before spreading to the rest of the state later in summer.
The building, named after the tennis star, is split into three sections and is "inspired by Serena's greatness," according to Nike.
Private electric utilities in the Pacific Northwest are planning tens of millions of dollars in upgrades to reduce the risk that their power lines could spark wildfires during extreme weather. Utilities such as Pacific Power, Avista, Idaho Power, Portland General Electric and Puget Sound Energy are either required to or are voluntarily submitting wildfire mitigation plans.
A new set of rules will guide a statewide process of identifying high fire risk areas and mapping the level of risk on every tax lot in Oregon.
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 […] The post Should You Get Earthquake Insurance? appeared first on RISMedia.