Where There is Risk

04/06/2011 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

I live in Oregon’s Coast Range way up on top of a hill. Last week a neighbor and I got to talking about natural and human catastrophes that could reach us at home. We came up with wildfire, volcanoes, drought, and flood induced landslides. Of those we are likely most at risk of wildfire and drought. Our soils pretty stable, and I’m not sure it’s worth worrying about volcanic eruptions.

Recent news, however, has me wondering if I have a faulty sense of safety. This article from The Oregonian addresses the issue of perceived and actual risk as it relates to tsunami off the Oregon coast. Give it a read, then check out OSU Extension’s page on preparing for natural disasters.

I’m curious how many Oregonians have the recommended three-day supply of food and water in the pantry?

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