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'Unprepared': Stream The Documentary Online Now

Oregon Field Guide spent a year-and-a-half probing into the state of Oregon's preparedness, and found that when it comes to bridges, schools, hospitals, building codes and energy infrastructure, Oregon lags far behind many quake-prone regions of the country.

How To Prepare Water For The Cascadia Quake

Individuals could be on their own for two weeks after the Cascadia Subduction Zone quake. Make sure you're prepared by having enough water ready. 

Aftershock: The Impact On Your Neighborhood

How To Prepare For The Cascadia Megaquake

"The Really Big One," a new piece from The New Yorker, chronicled a yet-to-happen earthquake that will devastate the Northwest. OPB’s own "Unprepared," series tackles the impending disaster and what to do when it strikes.

What Is The Future Of Coastal Communities After A Megaquake?

A look at what water infrastructure can tell us about the survival of coastal communities after what could be the largest natural disaster in American history.

Oregon Tsunami Maps Dangerously Out Of Date

The official map of Oregon's tsunami inundation zone is 20-years old.  A lot has changed over those years, however, including the sophistication of computer modeling.

What Holds Us Back From Being Prepared For A Disaster?

We know a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake isn't a matter of "if," but "when." So, why do we put off preparing for it?

About Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the Northwest coast could hit at any time. How can we prepare for this impending and unpredictable disaster?