Environment | News | localOPB | Oct. 6, 2017 11:02 a.m. | Portland
Oregon’s been awarded $350,000 by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program to increase resilience in coastal communities.
The breathtaking view from the new campus is not only a reminder of life on the coast, but the earthquake and tsunami danger that prompted the move to higher ground.
Environment | local | News | Energy | Sustainability | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?OPB/EarthFix | May 22, 2017 6 a.m.
Japan's "smart homes" combine solar panels, electric cars and batteries not only to save energy but also to supply their own power when disaster strikes.
Environment | News | localNorthwest News Network | Jan. 23, 2017 5:30 a.m.
A new tsunami survival option in the form of a bright orange, high-strength flowing survival capsule has landed in the Pacific Northwest.
Environment | News | localNorthwest News Network | Dec. 13, 2016 4:33 p.m.
Many townspeople and visitors in Long Beach, Washington, likely couldn’t reach high ground in time to escape a tsunami. So the city is moving ahead with a plan to bring high ground to them.
Environment | News | local | Climate changeOPB | Dec. 7, 2016 4 p.m. | Portland
Emergency management experts are meeting on the Oregon coast this week to discuss tsunami preparedness.
News | Environment | Education | local | Climate change | NW Life | ElectionsDaily Astorian | Nov. 9, 2016 11:47 a.m. | Seaside, Oregon
Seaside School District voters said a resounding “yes” Tuesday to a $99.7 million bond to move three schools out of the tsunami inundation zone.
Parents | News | Environment | Teachers | Education | Election | local | Science | Politics | Water | Pacific OceanOPB | Sept. 2, 2016 10:52 a.m. | Portland
The Seaside School Board unanimously approved a bond measure Thursday to build a new campus outside the tsunami zone.
Environment | News | local | PoliticsPortland Tribune | Feb. 11, 2016 3:05 p.m. | Salem, Oregon
Legislators created the position in 2015 to oversee and centralize policy guidance of the state’s plan for reducing risks and improving recovery from the next catastrophic Northwest Cascadia subduction zone earthquake and potentially corresponding tsunamis.
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Preparedness experts recommend that residents of disaster-prone areas have supplies available to remain self-sufficient in the days and weeks after an event like a megaquake.
Surviving a megaquake in the Northwest is about more than having enough food and water. In the moments after the shaking stops, treating injuries and finding a safe shelter are paramount.
Jin Sato, mayor of Minamisanriku, Japan, was one of only 10 people to survive when the March 11, 2011, tsunami surge engulfed the three-story disaster prevention center where he was working. He discussed the lessons the community of Minamisanriku has learned as they’ve worked to recover from the disaster that upended their lives four years ago.
Geotechnical engineer Allison Pyrch, who was among a handful of Oregonians who visited Japan shortly after the March 2011 disaster, joined OPB's Geoff Norcross to discuss what she learned.
While there are many lessons Oregon can take away from the massive earthquake that struck Japan in 2011, one of the most basic is just how much more energy is released during a 9.0 compared to lesser magnitude earthquakes.
A roundup of news from OPB after the March 11 earthquake in the Pacific off Japan.
Advanced engineering and a location just outside of the tsunami zone allowed the Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital in Japan to survive the 9.0 magnitude earthquake of March 11, 2011.