Stan Thomas, an Oregon state administrator with the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority, has been on assignment at the Camp Fire incident in California since Nov. 20. Pictured here on Nov. 27, he's assigned to the Mass Care Sheltering Task Force at the State Operations Center outside Sacramento.

Stan Thomas, an Oregon state administrator with the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority, has been on assignment at the Camp Fire incident in California since Nov. 20. Pictured here on Nov. 27, he’s assigned to the Mass Care Sheltering Task Force at the State Operations Center outside Sacramento.

Courtesy of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Oregon has a new playbook for preparing and responding to a major earthquake that dictates what should be tackled over time versus a list of tasks to get done.

The playbook provides a two-week blueprint for the state’s response and expectations for prioritizing Oregon’s recovery from what would be the deadliest natural disaster in the U.S.

Oregon faces the threat of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that would hit the 700-mile Cascadia Subduction Zone, rippling from the coastal counties and impacting much of the state and neighboring Washington.

Emergency planners estimate coastal areas would have as little as 15 minutes notice to escape an incoming tsunami, and as many as 25,000 people could die. About a million Oregonians could be impacted in other ways: needing shelter, food and medication while waiting for help.

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.