A series of recent earthquakes in Portland, Oregon have prompted locals to ask for help in fixing the city’s abandoned waterfront.
“We’re at the beginning stages of our cleanup,” said Scott Kapp, the city director for the Pacific Northwest Natural Areas Conservation District, in an interview.
It’s going to be a long process.” “
But it’s a challenge that we’ve never seen before.
It’s going to be a long process.”
The first earthquake was felt on the weekend, followed by a string of aftershocks that rattled buildings and sent a tingle down people’s legs.
The tremors came from a well in the river bed, a natural rock formation that was buried underground by the Pacific’s tectonic plates.
It was thought that the well’s location would allow the quake to travel through the rock, but the quake was more like a “fizzing,” or jolt, rather than a bang, Kapp said.
Portland residents are hoping that they can take control of the damage and find a way to prevent the earthquake from triggering the collapse of buildings.
But the city is not yet ready to declare a state of emergency, and officials say the public needs to remain vigilant.
In an effort to keep people safe, Kapps said the city has set up a task force to address the issue.
For instance, the task force will try to create a list of people to call when they have problems at work or at home.
People will also have the option to call 911 for help.
Officials are also seeking advice from the public on how to prepare for the possibility of a big quake in the future.
Kapp said he was hoping the city would work with other cities in the region to create similar plans for the future, and said he expects that the state of Oregon will be one of the first places to be involved.
On Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Transportation will announce plans to restore power to parts of the Portland area.
Meanwhile, some residents are urging the city to set up roadblocks in order to keep drivers safe.
They are asking the public to use a variety of options in order for the city and city employees to avoid the possibility that people could get into trouble.