Because Columbia County is spread across a wide rural area, emergency response resources during and after a disaster may be spread very thin and can take up to three weeks to get to all residents.
Emergencies can happen any time and any where. You could be at home, at work, or away for other reasons. So plan ahead by learning, making plans, building kits and staying informed.
Among other disasters that can occur in the Pacific Northwest, a major earthquake caused by the Cascadia Subduction Zone is one that would be devastating to a wide area. Read about it in the following articles and webpages.
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
News media articles