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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

‘It’s about The Big One’: Amendment would give state Legislature broad powers in case of catastrophe

Constitutional amendment would expand legislative powers in catastrophic incidents.


State studying priorities to prepare for killer quake

State and local officials begin looking at a way to set priorities to brace the state against catastrophic quakes that are going to come at some point.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

DNR: State’s forecasts for tsunamis are outdated and incomplete

Washington officials already have concluded that the state is woefully unprepared for a catastrophic earthquake, like the so-called “Big One” that’s expected to strike near the coast sometime in the …


Washington National Guard practices earthquake scenario

Washington National Guard practices search, rescue and recovery operations at Shelton for a catastrophic quake and tsunami. That may be as close as anyone will be able to get to …


Cascadia Rising: A massive response by sea for a catastrophic quake

Cascadia Rising drill includes delivery of vital supplies by sea when roads are destroyed.


Cascadia Rising: Practicing for the Big One

Some 20,000 federal, state and local disaster officials and military personnel from around the Northwest and across the country are practicing for “the big one” – a cataclysmic quake off …


Earthquake, tsunami preparation advice offered by Japan

Japan will help Washington state prepare for “the big one” – a possible rupture of a geologic fault along the Pacific Coast that would cause a massive earthquake and tsunami. …


As fears of West Side ‘megaquake’ danger grow, state’s emergency planners unshaken

When “The Big One” hits in Western Washington, we’re likely to feel it in the Inland Northwest, but it might seem like nothing more than the shaking from a large …