UW Emergency Management

February 29, 2016

Nisqually #2 or Cascadia Rising?

Did you hear?! Yesterday marked 15 years since the last major earthquake in Washington State. (Nisqually: 2001)
The Seattle Times used the anniversary to bring light to an exercise that’s been “in the works” for some time, but is now just around the corner: Cascadia Rising. (June, 2016)
Emergency Managers and first responders in every major city from Vancouver, BC to parts of Northern California will be “playing” as if an earthquake much greater than Nisqually has just devastated our region. What will it take to rebuild the cities we love so much?