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By Lou Marzeles

County gets ready for the 'Big One'


'Cascadia Rising' report

FIRE UNDER THE SEA: The Cascadia Subduction Zone is made up of the red blotches shown on the map.

An earthquake isn't going to sneak up on Jeff King. King hopes one doesn't sneak up on anyone else.

King, the Director of Emergency Management for Klickitat County, says all the recent media exposure of what's being called the new "Big One," has both up and down sides.

"I think that up to a point it gets the general public engaged in the conversation and being willing to listen," he says. "I think it's a good thing, because a lot of times emergency management can have a hard time getting people to pay attention. With their busy lives it's hard to get people to focus and start to consider that preparedness is something that they need to think about just the same as they would like their ho...

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