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By Debi Budnick
Klickitat County Public Health Department 

How to stay prepared for fires, storms-and the 'Big One'


The Pacific Northwest had its share of media attention this summer, as a severe wildfire season and talk of a potentially devastating earthquake captured national interest. The earthquake scenario was presented in a July 2015 New Yorker article entitled “The Really Big One.” The author reported that a large quake is due to hit the Pacific Northwest, destroying a sizeable portion of the coast, and that most of us are unprepared for the impacts of such a natural disaster. While the earthquake is certainly a possibility, an intense wildfire season teaches us that there are other, more likely natural disasters that may affect Klickitat County. Preparing for these emergencies is simple and...

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