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How to Stay Safe When the Big One Comes. We’ll send you a reminder.

How to Stay Safe When the Big One Comes

Your reminder will be sent For most of the past three years, I’ve worked as a book critic, which is not a job that affords me many opportunities to scare the living daylights out of my readers. (Authors, occasionally; readers, no.) The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle. When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology.

The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle

As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. The Pacific Northwest is Doomed. By Robert Montenegro If you have friends who live in the U.S. states of Washington or Oregon, you've probably seen this tremendous piece from The New Yorker on social media this week, likely accompanied by words of dread and nightmare fuel, or at least a long string of disconcerted emojis.

The Pacific Northwest is Doomed

To offer a very basic summary, a massive earthquake is expected to develop in the next hundred years out of the Cascadia subduction zone, which stretches from Vancouver Island, Canada, to Mendocino, California. Japan Earthquake Holds Lessons For Oregon Coast. This story is part of a series Oregon Public Broadcasting is doing on how well the Northwest is prepared for the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that scientists say will hit along the Cascadia Subduction Zone just off the Pacific Coast.

Japan Earthquake Holds Lessons For Oregon Coast

In this piece we look at: Three times in three years Jay Wilson has returned to Kadonowaki, Japan. 'It's not hopeless': earthquake, tsunami expert Chris Goldfinger. Chris Goldfinger, an Oregon State University professor of geology and geophysics, is one of the world's leading experts on the Cascadia subduction zone, the fault line that extends from northern California off Oregon and Washington to Vancouver Island, Canada.

'It's not hopeless': earthquake, tsunami expert Chris Goldfinger

The New Yorker extensively quoted Goldfinger in a story this week, "The Really Big One. " Washington State Military Department. Preparedness will be key in surviving the next big earthquake to hit the Pacific Northwest.

Washington State Military Department

Emergency Disaster & Survival Kit. Hazards & Disaster Preparedness. These are the most common disasters that could strike the King County region.

Hazards & Disaster Preparedness

Click on topics to learn more about the effects of these hazards and what you can do to prepare and respond to them. Each section contains hazard-specific preparedness and response steps, along with links to related information. Want to find out where natural hazards impact your community - check out the King County GIS Center's iMap system to get information on floodplains, liquefaction areas, earthquake faults, and more!

Hazards in King County Avalanches: An avalanche is a mass of loosened snow or ice that suddenly and swiftly slides down a mountain, often growing as it descends and collects additional material such as mud, rocks, trees and debris. Other natural hazards Get prepared Learn what you can do to plan for emergencies before they happen - prepare your family and your business. Puget Sound Energy - Create an Emergency Kit. Seattle Emergency Management. Make it Through. White House Councils & Task Forces. $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. National Disaster Resilience Competition | Shared Resources. King County - Climate & Resiliency.

PNW Resilience Challenge | Shared Resources. Driving a Sustainable and Resilient Future. PNWER - Home. Office of the Chief Information Officer. OneNet March-April Newsletter Updated April 22, 2015 Check out our newsletter here!

Office of the Chief Information Officer

It includes a summary of the responses that OneNet received from our stakeholders on FirstNet's second notice. Live Long and Prosper? Impressions from the SPOCs MeetingUpdated April 21, 2015The latest blog from Our Fearless Leader! WON Needs Your Input on FirstNet's 2nd NoticeUpdated April 21, 2015FirstNet has suggested some interpretations of the Act which created the First Responder Network authority and has asked for comments on its interpretation. See Agenda Register Here ​Washington OneNet works to Connect Tribal NationsUpdated April 7, 2015WON is proud to announce a third Tribal video in our FirstNet in Washington State video series! Washington OneNet introduces Tribal focused addition to video seriesUpdated March 22, 2015 WON is excited to introduce the newest videos in our FirstNet in Washington State series!  WON at IWCE 2015 (International Wireless Communications Expo)updated March 18, 2015 .

Washington State Fusion Center. Washington State Military Department. The mission of the Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division (EMD) is to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on the people, property, environment, and economy of Washington State.

Washington State Military Department

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. The New Yorker earthquake article unleashes tsunami of social media: 8 takeaways. Leave it to The New Yorker to publish the definitive treatment of horrors bound to spring from a Northwest Cascadia subduction-zone earthquake and tsunami.

The New Yorker earthquake article unleashes tsunami of social media: 8 takeaways

Authors of voluminous state task-force reports have labored to catalog the probable effects of the colossal double disaster that experts say will certainly someday — perhaps in our lifetimes — kill thousands, erase Oregon coastal towns and decimate Portland, Seattle and other cities. But when the famed Manhattan magazine — still studded with quirky cartoons, and ever authoritative under editor David Remnick's steady hand — delves into a topic, it does so with such vivid clarity that its article sweeps the Web, sending Tweets skittering across our region and the world. U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. WeADAPT 4.0. Cover Image Credit.