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Oregon Tsunami: Most Towns Dodged the Bullet
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As visitors returned to walking Oregon beaches this week, news reports about the Japan tsunami continued to remind coastal residents about the need to be prepared for a disaster.

 

“We dodged a bullet,” Clatsop County’s emergency management director Dean Perez told the Daily Astorian.

 

Emergency crews along the coast continue to be briefed on lessons learned from “the disaster that wasn’t”, as the Cannon Beach Gazette described it.

 

“I think it went smoothly under the circumstances,” Cannon Beach City Manager Rich Mays told the Gazette. “It was good practice for us, as a drill.”

 

Emergency management officials reminded coastal residents of the importance of having a family escape plan, and emergency kits in the event of any disaster.

 

Oregon Emergency Management offers a 24-page guide to surviving earthquakes and tsunamis, called “Living on Shaky Ground.” It's available at:

http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM/plans_train/tsunamis.shtml

 

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) also has a guide at: http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/ .

 

Residents without Internet access can call (800) 480-2520 to get a copy.


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