Preparing For Disasters
5:33 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Northwest Disaster Conference Coincides With Sandy Aftermath

A 7.7 magintude earthquake struck off the coast of British Columbia on Saturday.
Credit NOAA

As Superstorm Sandy barreled down on the East Coast Sunday, there was a massive earthquake off the coast of British Columbia. It didn’t get much attention. But both events were reminders to prepare for the long-term impacts of natural disasters. That’s the message coming out of a regional conference in Portland this week.

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