Get Ready

A Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) earthquake is expected to occur off the coast of the Pacific Northwest – potentially within our lifetimes. It could happen tomorrow or in 50 years. Either way, we need to prepare our infrastructure and create communities that are resilient to this and other potential disasters. To learn about the CSZ and its potential impacts on our region, check out our Additional Resources.


After a large-scale disaster such as a CSZ earthquake, most of us will be relying entirely on our neighbors for help. Professional responders will be overwhelmed and unable to get to us. That’s why Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) volunteers are meeting throughout Portland to work on grassroots disaster planning. We are trained by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within our neighborhoods. We created this website to provide direction for anyone interested in earthquake preparedness. We hope you’ll help us create a more resilient community.

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