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Earthquakes

The Oregon coast is vulnerable to great earthquakes that can occur on the offshore Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) ...(more)...


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Tsunami

Earthquakes can cause tsunamis - large water waves generated by seismic deformation of the sea floor.

Subduction earthquakes, such as those that occur off the Oregon coast, tend to generate tsunamis. As a tsunami nears the shore, it both slows in speed and grows in height so that a tsunami unnoticed at sea may grow to be several meters or more in height as it reaches land.

If you hear the Tsunami alarm - a siren sound reminiscent of the old air raid sirens that cycle up and down every 5 seconds for 3 minutes - it is important that you find a way to get to high ground immediately. You might only have a few minutes to do so. This alarm system is tested at 11am on the first Wednesday of each month. The sirens blast for one minute during the test.

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A Small
Disaster
Survival
Guide

Nearest Hospitals:
Curry General Hospital
27 miles in Gold Beach
Southern Coos Hospital
28 miles north in Bandon

Regional Hospital:
Curry General Hospital
27 miles in Gold Beach

Emergency services to community: Ambulance

General Clinics: 2

Tsunami Evacuation Maps for Oregon Coastal Cities: The State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) is soliciting public comments on the maps. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about the maps, you can submit them directly to DOGAMI, or to the City Administrator. The City Administrator will forward any comments to the appropriate officials at DOGAMI.

  Click for:
  Brookings Evacuation Map
  Gold Beach Evacuation Map
  Nesika Evacuation Map
  Port Orford Evacuation Map

Click to see a video on tsunami safety.

Disaster Supplies

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. In addition, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer.

Go to this link to read the items you should have set aside in case of an emergency.

Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

Click here to view the current Curry County Plan.

Click here to download the current Port Orford Addendum to the Curry County Plan.

 

 
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