Using the CREW Scenario: Three tabletop exercises

In 2005, CREW published Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes: A magnitude 9.0 earthquake scenario, a report that summarized what might happen to northwestern California, western Oregon and Washington, and southwestern British Columbia if we make no further preparations for a large earthquake. Three organizations used that scenario as a basis for their tabletop emergency exercises in 2005-06. Some of the lessons observed in the Blue Cascades III, Pacific Peril 2006 and the Cannon Beach exercises are summarized in this report.

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