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County, states activate 'Cascadia Rising' emergency test exercise


Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC) at all levels of government and the private sector in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho were activated yesterday and will continue through June 10 as part of “Cascadia Rising,” a national level exercise that will simulate a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami along the Washington and Oregon coast.

Thousands of people, including military personnel, will participate to test a joint response to one of the most complex disaster scenarios facing the Pacific Northwest.

“A 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake will be a disaster unlike anyone has ever seen,” said Ken Murphy, Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 10. “Ca...

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