Webpage helps Oregonians prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis

March 18, 2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. — As the devastation of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami become more evident, those of us who live along the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire" wonder if we'll be prepared for an equally destructive quake and its tsunami that could come to our doorsteps at any time.

To help prepare, the Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) office has just completed an update of its webpage "It Could Happen to You: Be Prepared for Natural Disasters."

"The three things you need to know about tsunamis" on the front page gets directly to the issue.

Other resources are:

  • Ten Common Misunderstandings about Tsunamis
  • Reaching Higher Ground: Prepare for tsunamis
    Oregon Sea Grant Extension videos about tsunami preparedness
  • Oregonians need to be ready for both types of tsunamis
    Information from OSU Extension Service, Clatsop County
  • When disaster hits: What you can do to recover
    Information from OSU Family and Community Health
  • Learn how to avoid tsunami hazards and threats
    Information from Extension Disaster Education Network
  • Information on wildfire, floods, power failure, terrorism, pandemic disease and more
    Information from OSU Extension Service, Gilliam County
  • Is your home at risk of flooding?
    Information from Extension Disaster Education Network
  • Also, learn about your community's disaster plan and create a plan for your family, home and office with "It Could Happen to You" publications developed by the OSU Extension Service.
Author: Judy Scott
Source: Peg Herring