Natural Disasters

April 25, 2014

The landslide in Oso came as a shock to many people as a wall of mud and debris rocketed across the Stillaguamish River wiping out homes and killing more than 40 people. But the Oso slide pales in comparison to the geologic threats we all face every day in Western Washington. On this edition of Northwest Now, a wakeup call about the threats we face, plans to prepare for disaster, and some of the policy implications of where we choose to live and work.

Program is available online after broadcast.

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LINKS:

Threat Maps

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/GeologicHazardsMapping/Pages/geologic_hazards.aspx
http://yakima.co.pierce.wa.us/aboutmyproperty/SearchOption.cfm?CFID=174944&CFTOKEN=3dc6091a935944c2-FD24ED98-5056-B45A-9B59A369F55D6A76
http://matterhorn3.co.pierce.wa.us/publicgis/index.jsp?layer=pc.pals:potential_landslide_hazard_ars,pc.parcel

David Montgomery - UW geologist
http://www.ess.washington.edu/dwp/people/profile.php?name=montgomery--david

Futurewise

http://futurewise.org/

Government Sites:

http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/cvo/

Preparing for disaster

http://www.shakeout.org/washington/
http://www.emd.wa.gov/
http://makeitthrough.org/


Media Coverage:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/02/us/washington-landslide-logging-development/
http://seattletimes.com/flatpages/local/landslides.html
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2008048848_logging13m.html