Cascadia Rising – Large Scale Earthquake and Tsunami Exercise Recap and Video

Cascadia Rising Tsunami Exercise Recap and Video

9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise to better prepare disaster and help emergency service providers for “the big one”.

June 7-10, 2016 Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC/ECCs) at all levels of government and the private sector activated to conduct a simulated field response operation within their jurisdictions and with neighboring communities, state EOCs, FEMA, and major military commands.

Paul Gadzik from Bellingham’s Office of Emergency Management explains what happened on June 7th-9th in Bellingham and Whatcom County.