A compendium of useful news and links.

Tips on HB-2001, the new legislation that mandates allowing middle housing types in residential zones.

Advice on strengthening your house in advance of an earthquake from San Leandro, CA.

A recent New Yorker Magazine article, The Really Big One, discusses the potential for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and its potential effects.

Skyline West Mitigation Analysis by Jeffrey A. Prechel. A paper about possible mitigation of fire and public safety issues in the Skyline West Neighborhood – in particular, the issue of a second road in and out of the neighborhood.

A website about seismic retrofitting of your house. Click here

Tsunami Evacuation Apps are available for iPhone and Android smart phones. Click here

A newly released report “Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes: A Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Scenario“is available here as a PDF file (3.5 MB). The press release about the report is available here as a PDF file.

Please note – many of the following links are taken directly from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services website.

Emergency Management

Earthquake & Tsunami