Catastrophic Mega-Quake Simulation Made Its Way To Idaho
More than 4.5 million people in Washington and Oregon are expected to be impacted by a massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake. And while that quake could happen next week or in a hundred years, the point is to get crucial emergency response pieces ready right now.
"Cascadia Rising," a drill giving emergency workers and managers the opportunity to practice exactly what to do in the event of a catastrophic mega-quake, has made its way to Idaho.
This catastrophic situation is being simulated now, a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake has just hit the West Coast and is shortly followed by a tsunami.
Although experts say an earthquake would mostly effect the coast line of Oregon, Washington and California, being the three states along the fault line, Idaho will still feel the aftershocks, especially with an earthquake of that magnitude.
Not only that, but because of where Boise and Idaho having rivers, rail and highways, we may become a very significant key place to bring in goods and services, storing them and distributing them to Oregon and Washington.
It's so very important to be prepared, especially when it will affect such a large amount of land and people.