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Cascadia Subduction Zone - FEMA

By Michael Snyder – End Of The American Dream

Starting on June 7th, FEMA will be conducting a large scale drill that has been named “Cascadia Rising” that will simulate the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and an accompanying west coast tsunami dozens of feet tall. According to the official flyer for the event, more than “50 counties, plus major cities, tribal nations, state and federal agencies, private sector businesses, and non-governmental organizations across three states – Washington, Oregon, and Idaho – will be participating”.  In addition to “Cascadia Rising”, U.S. Northern Command will be holding five other exercises simultaneously.  According to the final draft of the Cascadia Rising drill plan, those five exercises are entitled “Ardent Sentry 2016″, “Vigilant Guard”, “Special Focus Exercise”, “Turbo Challenge” and “Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore”.  The primary scenario that of all of these participants will be focusing on will be one that involves a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone followed by a giant tsunami that could displace up to a million people from northern California to southern Canada.

We have never seen such a disaster before in all of U.S. history.

Do they know something that the rest of us do not?

It is funny that they are preparing to deal with the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, because that is precisely the size of earthquake that I warned about in an article back in March.

The San Andreas Fault in southern California gets more headlines, but the Cascadia Subduction Zone is a much larger threat by far.  This fault zone is where the Juan de Fuca plate meets the North American plate, and it stretches approximately 700 miles from northern Vancouver Island all the way down to northern California.

If a magnitude 9.0 earthquake were to strike, the immense shaking and subsequent tsunami would cause damage on a scale that is hard to even imagine right now.  Perhaps this is why FEMA feels such a need to get prepared for this type of disaster, because the experts assure us that it is most definitely coming someday.  The following comes from the official website of the “Cascadia Rising” exercise…

Continue reading at End Of The American Dream: June 7: FEMA Will Hold A Drill To Prepare For A 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami

About the author:

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.

Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream

Read his new book Get Prepared Now!: Why A Great Crisis Is Coming.

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By Brett Rathbun AccuWeather

The flood risk will increase this week from northern California to western Washington as storms continue to hit the area.

Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are expected to fall from western Washington into northern California this week. The heaviest rain will focus on southwestern Oregon and far northern California where some areas could receive another 10 inches of rain.

“A series of storms will continue to roll into the western United States this week,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde said.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Series of storms to raise West Coast flood risk this week

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By Brett Rathbun AccuWeather

Storms will affect the Northwest at the end of this week and continue to roll in from the Pacific through next week.

Storms hit the Northwest almost daily for the first two weeks of December.

While the storms into next week will move across the region every two or three days, they will still pack quite a punch in terms of impact.

Wet commutes to and from work will be in store across Interstate 5 from the Canadian border to northern California.

“A storm in the Gulf of Alaska will continue the trend of pulling moisture into the northwestern United States,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey said.

Drenching rain focused on coastal Washington and Oregon Thursday and Thursday night. These areas received between 1-3 inches of rain during the storm. Astoria, Oregon, received over 3 inches of rain.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Heavy rain, snow to renew travel woes in Northwest through next week

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By Brett Rathbun AccuWeather

Storms will return to the Northwest on Thursday and continue to roll in from the Pacific through next week.

Storms hit the Northwest almost daily for the first two weeks of December.

While the storms into next week will move across the region every two or three days, they will still pack quite a punch in terms of impact.

Wet commutes to and from work will be in store across Interstate 5 from the Canadian border to northern California.

“A storm in the Gulf of Alaska will continue the trend of pulling moisture into the northwestern United States,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey said.

Drenching rain will focus on coastal Washington and Oregon into Thursday night. These areas can receive 3-5 inches of rain during the first storm with the potential for renewed flooding and mudslides.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Heavy Rain, Snow to Renew Travel Woes in Northwest Through Next Week

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By AccuWeather

A train of storms will slam into the Northwest United States well into next week and perhaps through much of December.

The storms, which will vary in intensity and location, will hit every one to three days with waves of drenching rain, heavy mountain snow and gusty winds.

A modest storm will affect Washington, Oregon and northern California into Wednesday. However, snow and ice will cause problems for areas east of the Cascades. Cities that can expect slippery travel for a time include Spokane and Yakima, Washington, as well as Pendleton and The Dalles, Oregon.

A much more potent storm will blast ashore Wednesday night and Thursday with high winds and heavy rain along the coast.

This storm has the potential to down trees and cause power outages, as well as bring the risk of flash flooding and mudslides from northern California to western Washington.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Rain, Wind Storms to Frequently Lash Northwest US Well Into December

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By Renee Duff – AccuWeather

December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store this week.

Rounds of storms are poised to impact Washington, Oregon and California with rain beginning on Monday and continuing off and on through Friday.

Snow and ice are also possible across central portions of Washington and Oregon during the middle part of the week.

This stormy pattern follows a week-long dry stretch for much of the area.

On Monday, the first of three storms will work its way into the coast, bringing light rain from Seattle to Redding, California.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Series of Storms to Slam Pacific Northwest US This Week

The United States Of America At Night

By Michael Snyder – End Of The American Dream

Despite everything that just happened in France, on Sunday the Obama administration made it clear that it still plans to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in communities all over the United States within the next year.  Thanks to Obama, the U.S. has already been absorbing thousands of refugees from the Middle East each year, and as you will see below, just last week administration officials expressed a desire to “increase and accelerate” that process.  So far, the list of states that have received the most refugees includes Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.  But by the time it is all said and done, it is likely that Syrian refugees will end up in virtually every major city in the United States.  The U.S. State Department has established “refugee processing centers” in 48 different states, and you can view the entire list right here.  Considering what just took place in Paris, is this really a good idea?

In recent months, the massive influx of refugees into Europe has created a complete and utter nightmare.  Large numbers of refugees have gotten “lost”, violent crime is out of control in many of the areas where these refugees have been resettled, and nations that were once extremely peaceful such as Norway and Sweden are now dealing with an epidemic of rape.  For much, much more on the horror that Europe is now facing, please check out this excellent video.

And of course you have probably heard by now that at least one of the terrorists that carried out the attacks in Paris came into Europe “as a Syrian migrant”

One of the bombers who carried out the Paris terrorist attacks entered Europe as a Syrian migrant, according to foreign officials.

French authorities matched the remains of one of the suicide bombers from the Friday attacks to a Syrian passport that was used to apply for asylum in Europe, says Greek minister for citizen protection Nikos Toskas.

But even though ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks in France, Barack Obama doesn’t seem very alarmed.  And it was just last week that Obama stated that ISIS had been “contained”.  The following comes from the Hill

Continue reading at End Of The American Dream: Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Being Resettled By Obama Could End Up In 48 Out Of 50 U.S. States