Preparing for an earthquake

Those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest need to know about earthquakes, because our region has a history of very large, devasting quakes. How can you prepare?

Earthquake History

Earthquake History

Volcano, earthquake, and tsunami hazards are present in our region. The geology of the Pacific Northwest is actively evolving, and the results can be catastrophic.

There are several quick, easy things you can do to prepare. For example, find a safe spot in every room. Move heavy objects and household chemicals from high shelves. Store bleach and ammonia bottles separately so if the bottles break, the contents won’t mix and create deadly chlorine gas. Think about how you would help yourself, your family, and your neighbors.

Here are some resources to help you better understand how to prepare for earthquakes:

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