Jolene Guzman

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Running through my emergency kit

Mother of All Relays offers insight into managing stress and state of mind in less-than-optimal conditions

I had an opportunity to test some of the food and supplies in my emergency kit while running on a Hood to Coast Relay team last weekend.

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Grand Ronde takes part in Cascadia Rising

If Thursday’s Cascadia subduction zone earthquake disaster scenario drill had been real, there may have been some creative surgery going on in Grand Ronde.

Agencies to conduct emergency preparedness test

POLK COUNTY – State, county, city government agencies a three-state region along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will conduct the first major test of emergency plans in preparation for the predicted 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone earthquake.

Reporter begins to prepare for emergency

My cat, Boo, is better prepared for an emergency than I am.

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Western participates in 'Shakeout' drill

Western students, staff practice earthquake drill

A steady drizzle Thursday morning didn’t stop students and staff at Western Oregon University from participating in the biggest earthquake drill in the nation.

Your brain on disaster

You’re dumb during a disaster.

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Are you prepared for disaster?

Marion, Polk pool resources, ideas to get ready.

Test supplies during a camp out

POLK COUNTY — The American Red Cross encourages people to test their preparedness and emergency supplies kit during a camp out.

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Are Polk County buildings ready for 'The Big One'?

Older buildings may suffer significant damage or collapse in case of a 9.0 quake.

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What are the chances?

Cascadia subduction zone earthquake

Geologists say the Northwest is "overdue" for a large-scale earthquake.

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