This is part of a series about the largest disaster exercise conducted in Washington State history called Cascadia Rising, 2016. See the other blogs here.
Here’s some articles I found with another perspective on Cascadia Rising.
- FEMA Headquarters did a fun live-blog for the duration. They asked bloggers from different areas of the response to post photos and write a few sentences. (Yours truly was featured a couple of times, too.)
- A very thorough account of how an earthquake/tsunami would affect the Puget Sound area as well as details about the players in Tacoma. Check out the beautiful map.
- A story done about the Navy and National Guard practicing in the field with real paratroop drops, docking vessels, and helicopter fly-overs. I was told that both the military and national guard were doing their own training concurrently with Cascadia Rising, but I was unable to ask more about it. Glad to have seen this story to get another perspective!
- Really nice overview of the exercise with quotes from around the state and beautiful pictures from the Seattle Times.
- More details about National Guard maneuvers on Vashon Island and an interesting tidbit on how the local radio station also played along with the Exercise.
- The Navy and Coastguard practice building docks to deliver supplies at Port Townsend, Port Angeles and others. During this kind of event, one of the best ways to deliver help will be via water. The military has both super cool tech and super cool expertise.
- Behind the scenes look at a county Emergency Operations Center. Another facet I was unable to see first hand. Interesting!
- The National Guard build tent city in Mason County. Governor Inslee visits.
- Describing Idaho’s involvement.
Cascadia in the News
- Good brief overview. Lists other concurrent training.
- From KXRO on the coast
- An opinion piece from an EM’s perspective on how the 2011 Japanese earthquake caused us to believe a Cascadia-level event is possible.
- Interview with Ex-FEMA Region Director cum Snohomish Emergency Managemet Director about Cascadia Rising
- Concerning Oregon’s hospitals.
- From FEMA Region X
- From Idaho ARES (amateur radio). Includes videos that were used behind the scenes as “injects” or scenario setters for the players. Also a few maps.
- From Oregon state. Also includes links on how to prepare.
Preliminarry Lessons Learned and After Action Reports
- From Gray’s Harbor and surrounding area.
- From Oregon’s National Guard special teams.
- From Oregon, general.
- From the Wa Peninsula with a bent toward citizen actions.
- From Port Townsend
- From Port Angeles
General Info about Earthquakes and Tsunamis in this area
- Beautiful, beautiful infographic-blog about the history of earthquakes in Washington with a timeline, maps showing all the faults, etc. A MUST READ.
- Lists of Tsunami and inundation hazard maps from British Columbia to California. Really good resource.
- Earthquake maps
- About the geographical and cultural history of the Cascadia region.
- Earthquake advanced warning system.
- In depth look at geological, meterological science behind earthquakes, tsunamis, and liquefaction on Oregon coast (applicable to Washington as well). Lots of maps.
- Great article from the New Yorker. Includes maps from British Columbia to Oregon.
- On earthquakes
- Building a kit
- On how to prepare your business
- For kids
- How to make a communications plan for your family
- Red Cross help pages.
- From Washington (topics on earthquakes, pets, children, and more)
- From Oregon (but good info for all of us on the coast. Also, beautiful, printable brochure)
- Tsunami brochure