Many warnings lately

The Mountain News - WA

By Bruce A. Smith

Next week, June 6-10, local, state and federal officials will be conducting the nation’s largest-ever earthquake drill, called Cascadia Rising. Over 6,000 first responders, military personnel, and emergency management crews will simulate what life will be like throughout the Puget Sound region in the event of The Big One, a 9.0 quake.

In advance of this exercise, the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) sent community action teams into Graham and other locales in March to talk about such a historic earthquake, and Peggy Lovellford of the DEM said “It is not a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when.’”

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