Learn how to prepare your home and family for the next big one at EPCC's special event on Earthquake Preparedness on May 31st at 7:30am where Don Francis with EcoTech will be presenting.
Earthquakes are a reality in the Pacific Northwest. At least four faults capable of producing earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 7 pass beneath the Portland area. Off the Oregon coast is the Cascadia Fault, which produces megathrust earthquakes exceeding magnitude 9 or greater. Cascadia Fault earthquakes occur on average of every 300-600 years - it has been 300 years since the last one.
A megathrust quake will most certainly cause death and injuries, but many will survive. It is thinking in terms of survival and how to proceed for weeks and months without the comforts of shelter, utilities and most importantly food and water. By taking simple steps in developing a strategy for a disaster, protects you and your family, and improves your chances of not having to rely on outside help, which may not be available for days.
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