ORHUG, Geologic Hazards and Future Earthquake Damage and Loss Estimates for Six Counties In the Mid/Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon   [open pdf - 1MB]

"In an effort to become more resilient from natural hazards, communities in Oregon have begun a large-scale endeavor aimed at pre-disaster mitigation. Part of the success of this endeavor is due to the Partners for Disaster Resistance & Resilience: Oregon Showcase Initiative (or the Partnership). The Partnership provides a collaborative, cost-effective approach to bring together resources -- both human and financial -- to enhance disaster mitigation and preparedness statewide. Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Studies (DOGAMI) partnered with Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) and the Oregon Natural Hazards Workgroup (ONHW) at the University of Oregon to assist local communities with their Pre-Disaster Mitigation plans. As of April 2006, 18 of Oregon's 36 counties have Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-approved natural hazard mitigation plans. The goal of the DOGAMI-ONHW-OEM partnership is to assist all remaining counties in the state to develop plans by 2010 utilizing this approach. In order to assist these six counties in the development of their natural hazards mitigation plans, DOGAMI identified the primary geologic hazards, developed countywide earthquake and landslide hazard maps for each county, performed future earthquake damage and loss estimates, and performed overall project management. The Community Service Center's Oregon Natural Hazards Workgroup (ONHW) at the University of Oregon facilitated the community plan development through hands-on trainings, applied research, and plan development support. The OEM managed the grant, performed general review of final plans, and was the lead communicator with FEMA."

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