Welcome to Hayden-Island.NET

This is Hayden Island’s Emergency Preparedness site — a go-to resource for island residents. This site has information about Earthquakes and emergency preparation.

This unofficial resource was created by Hayden Island’s Neighborhood Emergency Team. It’s designed to assist Hayden Island residents, but everyone is welcome to view and contribute information. Here’s a Google tour of Hayden Island and a Google Earth Tour of the region.

The above chart shows all 40 major earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. We’re due. It’s been 319 years since the last big one. Here’s the sobering truth — a 9.0 event will cause unprecedented devastation and recovery may take years. Check out Recent NW Earthquakes. Scientists estimate there’s a 37 percent chance of a Cascadia quake occurring within 50 years.

News Links:
USGS: Earthquakes
Earthquake Map
OR Emergency Management
Portland Emergency Management
PNSN Recent Events
Cascade Volcano Observatory
Public Alerts
Lincoln Co OEM
Twitter: Earthquakes
Facebook: Earthquakes
NW News Network

Utility Tweets
Portland General
Pacific Power
NW Natural
Portland Water Bureau
Amtrak Cascades
Vancouver WA
Seattle OEM

According to the USGS, in a typical week there is usually one 6.0 earthquake in the world…along with ten 5.0 events, 100, 4.0 earthquakes, and 1,000, 3.0 earthquakes. A magnitude 7, 8 or 9 is much less frequent. But geologists say we NEED to prepare for a 9.0 earthquake. It’s coming.

The services we rely on; phone, power, water, fuel, transportation, internet, health care and banking may NOT be available. What will you do?

Neighbors are your best resource. With roads blocked and communications down, rescue from immediate threats to health and safety will depend on neighbors helping neighbors.

Portland’s Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are volunteers who have been trained by Portland’s Emergency Management Department to provide assistance in the event of floods, earthquakes or other emergencies. NETs are your neighbors. They help local people and professional responders. You can be a NET volunteer, too. It’s fun.

The institutional memory of the NET program is available at the NET Coordinator’s File Cabinet (portlandnet.tumblr.com). Hundreds of articles are stored there under dozens of topics. Portland Prepares (Facebook) is the main web resource for all the NET volunteers.

The contents of this website is also available (free) in many different forms:

Hayden Island is Portland’s only island community. The Interstate-5 bridge, connecting Oregon and Washington, handles around 130,000 vehicles daily with about 10,000 people coming to the Jantzen Beach Shopping Center every day. Some 1,500-2,000 full time residents live here in floating homes, condos and manufactured homes.

A major earthquake will strand people and create hardships for weeks or months. It pays to be prepared. We hope you find this preparedness guide useful.

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