Oregon and the Northwest is at high risk for a catastrophic earthquake. But are we prepared?
We have known for a while that Oregon is at risk for a big quake An updated earthquake map confirms it. Ian Madden with the Oregon Department of Geology says their is a significant chance that the big one will hit in the next fifty years and the wreckage could be devastating.
“And they will cause long term economic decline in the state. Unless we start fixing things sot that we don’t end up with a bunch of broken highways, power systems, water systems, bridges, that sort of thing.”
He says Portland will likely see moderate damage. The key will be to quickly get the water and power back up and running to keep businesses going.