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Governor Brown introduces updated Oregon earthquake playbook

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

On Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown introduced an update to a major statewide earthquake plan called the Cascadia Playbook.

Gov. Brown said when Oregon gets hit with a major earthquake state agencies will be ready.

The Cascadia Playbook will lay out assignments for emergency responders to help them remain organized in a time of chaos. It covers the first 14 days after the disaster hits.

A major Cascadia subduction zone quake would likely cause widespread structural damage, power outages, travel difficulties and a tsunami for the coast.

Gov. Brown said while the government is doing what they can to plan, you need to do your part too.

Every home should be stocked with food and water, and you should be prepared to deal with no electricity or plumbing for days, possibly even weeks.

"While the Cascadia Playbook can't keep the worst natural disaster from happening, it will ensure that if and when it does, Oregon is as prepared as possible," said Gov. Brown.

Geologists said a massive Cascadia quake is overdue, but there's no telling when the next one will hit.

The best thing to do is be prepared and develop a plan with your family in case it hits soon.

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