Below is a list of links to stories about the AZ fire fighters who lost their lives.
“With no way out, the Prescott-based crew did what they were trained to do: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves. But that last, desperate line of defense couldn’t save them.”
“The deaths of the Granite Mountain Hotshots marked the nation’s biggest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years. Only one member of the 20-person crew survived, and that was because he was moving the unit’s truck at the time.” Huffington Post
It’s a Disaster blog did an outside job on article, photos and video on the fallen heros.
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The page numbers are the electric (vs. print out) number and not the true page numbers.
Today we focus on the Coastal Communities and Critical buildings. Such as schools, government buildings and hospitals.
Picture of Seaside pg72
Click here for the link to the Oregon Resilience Plan. These podcast are based off that report.
“The vulnerability of coastal communities to tsunami hazards varies, with the most concentrated
exposure being on the northern Oregon coast (as indicated in Figure 3.3). Within the tsunami inundation zone, practically all of the 22,000 permanent residents — along with an equal or greater number of second home owners — who survive the tsunami will be instantly displaced (Wood, 2007).
The visitor population presents a great challenge, because visitors tend to congregate in the tsunami inundation zone and have the least knowledge of where and how to evacuate. Moreover, those that survive will put extreme pressure on local relief efforts, which must provide for their initial welfare.” pg73
The below information comes directly from Portland Preparedness Center:
We have family on the east coast, and I think just about everyone in America is connected to someone who is directly affected by this disaster. Many small towns and communities have been devastated. There are millions affected who are not being talked about on the news and though we cannot help everyone we sure can try. Continue reading →