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6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC
Updated: 6/7/2016 8:21:23 AM PACIFIC
For more information, contact Adina Bielenberg.
Gritman to participate in simulation earthquake drill

MOSCOW— On Thursday, June 9, Gritman Medical Center and other area emergency response agencies will participate in Cascadia Rising, the largest-ever regional exercise support by FEMA Region X that includes local, state, tribal and federal partners. Cascadia Rising is scheduled to occur in Idaho, Oregon and Washington to simulate a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami.

Cascadia Rising will simulate a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, of equal magnitude to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.

Cascadia Rising will help ensure Gritman and other emergency response partners are working together to provide decision makers information to implement programs and policies that will save lives and property. The lessons learned in Cascadia Rising will be used to update local, tribal and state government, private and non-governmental organization’s large scale earthquake response plans.

For more information about the Cascadia Rising drill, visit http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1462203815175-6b989e683e8c2d34864f007fbde2c3fd/CR2016Flyer.pdf or call (208) 883-6592 or email adina.bielenberg@gritman.org.



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