Silverton earthquake preparedness event set April 27

The realization that natural disasters is a global fact occurred to the people of Silver Falls State Park after a magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck on December 21st. No damage happened following this earthquake. But this event rose the question, what if it had been stronger?

“Answers to such questions will be coming to Silverton as a legion of public-safety entities team with the American Red Cross in “Prepare Out Loud,” an earthquake and disaster-preparedness presentation fair set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Silverton High School, 1456 Pine St.”

This event is free to the public and is helping raise awareness on how to prepare for such an event. The seismic activity that can occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone is the prime focus on how to prepare for and how to recovery from a major earthquake that is prone to the area.

This is a great example of how this community is being proactive and preparing for a disaster to strike. This awareness and preparation could save lives and hopefully help for efficient recovery.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/local/silverton/2017/04/15/silverton-earthquake-preparedness-event-set-april-27/100481530/

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  1. This is an interesting example of people reacting to a disaster in a way that will hopefully mitigate future events! I saw a similar article that followed up on the aftermath of Hurricane Debbie; it talked about the downsides of increasing insurance in cyclone or flood-prone areas. One of the arguments in this article is that the government should spend money on mitigation tactics, not just on clean up. One insurance law expert pointed out that doing nothing but increasing the availability of insurance only reduced the cost of recovery, it didn’t reduce the actual damage (such as the loss of homes and psychological damage) of the flood. She argues that money should instead go towards building and maintaining flood levees and hurricane-proofing homes and buildings. Hopefully, Australia will be able to do the same thing as the people of Silverton and figure out mitigation techniques to prepare for future disasters.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/apr/07/subsidised-insurance-for-people-in-cyclone-or-flood-prone-areas-a-bad-idea-say-experts

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