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Preparing Your Home For 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.

Q&A: A Japanese Mayor On Tsunami Response Lessons For Oregon

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.

Ishinomaki Japanese Red Cross hospital on March 14, 2011

Japan Earthquake Holds Lessons For Oregon Coast

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.

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