Summary & Links

The next 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake could happen anytime. We are now 316 years into a 200-500 year cycle. This is the Big One. Buildings will topple, utilities will be out and people will die.

FEMA projects that nearly 13,000 people will die in the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. Another 27,000 injured.

But there’s good news! Northwesterners tend to be outdoorsy and have boots, tents, sleeping bags and cooking stoves. We also have a high level of volunteerism and social cohesion. We are strong and resilient. We can adapt. It’s not the end of the world.

The Oregon Resilience Plan concludes very large earthquakes will occur in Oregon’s future, and our state’s infrastructure will remain poorly prepared to meet the threat unless we take action now.

Be Prepared. A Basic Disaster Supplies Kit, with 2 weeks of supplies, a First Aid Kit and a gallon of water per day per person is cheap insurance.

Why not start this week, creating a plan and a supply kit. Just in case.

Internet Resources

Earthquake Overviews




Preparation: Before the Quake

Ham Radio

First Aid



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