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Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters

Here are a few from history. The city was paralyzed. Tri-Met ceased bus service. Even trash pickup was canceled for more than two weeks. Though this earthquake happened in the other hemisphere, it had a huge impact all along the west coast. Loads of debris also traveled across the Pacific and made its way to Oregon seashores.

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Otherwise known as the "Spring Break Quake," the 5. Licensed under Copyrighted free use via Wikimedia Commons. This public housing development in Multnomah County was widely destroyed in a massive flood that hit in Air Force - http: Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. The region was slammed by hurricane-like gusts of wind that raged as high as mph. Heavy rains caused widespread flooding and the storm was blamed for 18 deaths. Known in Native American legend as the Bridge of the Gods, this natural dam was created by a major landslide that blocked the Columbia River.

Eventually the bridge was breached and washed away. The Cascadia subduction was the cause for a earthquake said to have had an estimated 8. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters.

Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters by William L. Sullivan

Lists with This Book. Jul 03, Mitchell rated it liked it Shelves: A cool but inconsistent book. Somewhere between a catalog of disasters and actual writing - with a fictional description of what a Cascadia subduction event tacked on to the end. Oregon is definitely filled with many varied and interesting ways to die. And now I understand them a bit more than I did - even if this book didn't make that a completely easy process. Jul 12, Jason Jaworski rated it really liked it. Can't go wrong with Bill Sullivan.

He explores our state's history of flood, earthquake, tsunamis, volcanoes and more with solid science and drama along with some amusing anecdotes. The last chapter is pure disaster porn, taking place in over a week of the area experiencing a 9. Sep 16, David rated it it was amazing. Excellent selected history of Oregon.

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Aug 31, Nan St. Michael rated it really liked it. Well written and informative account of Oregon's geologic history, events and likely future. The book, interesting and informative as it was, left me feeling rather uncomfortable about living near the beach. I've lived through some really big storms here, I've known about the probability of a big earthquake and tsunami for a long time but reading about all the devastation in one book left me wanting to run to the hills, what hills I'm not sure because it seems like nowhere is safe.

And that left Well written and informative account of Oregon's geologic history, events and likely future. And that left me feeling a little shaky about living on this planet. The planet is probably feeling a little shaky about having humans on it, too. This book is definitely worth reading. Sullivan has done a great job of informing folks about the possibilities and precautions of living through storms, floods, fire and earthquakes.

I really loved that he pointed out the stupidity of building on landfill and too near the beach and floodplains; the far reaching effects of clear-cutting.

The 9 Most Horrifying Disasters That Ever Happened In Oregon

I'm sure it had to do with production costs, but most of the photographs in the book were so hard to see that I couldn't tell what I was looking at. Jan 08, David rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this book in three ways.

First, as a remembrance. And the floods of And the ash dusting we received over miles away from Mt. Secondly, his book filled in some gaps in my knowledge of some big events in Oregon's history. Some things, like the Tillamook Burn, I new little about and others like the Heppner Flood were new to me. But no matter what natural disaster Sullivan is writing about he does I enjoyed this book in three ways. But no matter what natural disaster Sullivan is writing about he does an excellent job of blending science, politics, history, and personal stories into compelling chapters.

It's these personal stories that draw you in and make you pause. There's a theme throughout the book of this could or will happen again. It's at this level I find the book most valuable. How would we respond to a large disaster?


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To drive home the point Sullivan offers a fictional epilogue of people caught and isolated in disaster set in the near future. Remember what happened, learn about why, and think about preparation. Feb 27, Jaimee rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Oregonians, anyone who loves Earth Science. Besides giving Oregon residents a lot of good info. I am fascinated by Earth Science, but I think even people who aren't really into the subject will love this book.

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I can't imagine anyone not being shocked and horrified by these events throughout Oregon's history. In a matter of minutes, Mother Nature can manipulate huge areas of the landscape, kill hundreds--sometimes even thousands of people and crumpled towns like they were made out of paper. Even if you're not from Oregon, read this book! Sep 15, Oceanscape Network rated it really liked it.

This is kind of a must-have title if you're interested in the natural processes of the Earth and how they can lead to cataclysm. The book covers both recent and prehistoric disasters, including earthquake, volcanoes, tsunami, landslide and forest fire. The last chapter is a "Fictional Epilogue" about how an earthquake and tsunami might effect Oregon in the future, including a downright macabre account of visitors evacuating the Oregon Coast Aquarium and other coastal areas in advance of a larg This is kind of a must-have title if you're interested in the natural processes of the Earth and how they can lead to cataclysm.

The last chapter is a "Fictional Epilogue" about how an earthquake and tsunami might effect Oregon in the future, including a downright macabre account of visitors evacuating the Oregon Coast Aquarium and other coastal areas in advance of a large-scale inundation.