The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Oregon-based Dark Horse Comics have collaborated on a new comic book intended to teach children the importance of preparedness in case of a large-scale earthquake.
The 12-page "Without Warning" comic was released Aug. 20. It tells the story of a girl who lives on the Oregon coast trying to find her family after a major earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The book addresses what can happen in the aftermath of a major earthquake or tsunami. OEM officials say the scenario is a likely one, as a 9.0 or higher earthquake could hit the 600-mile subduction soon.
The comic can be downloaded onto mobile devices for free at https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4951.without-warning/. Printed copies can be obtained through OEM. For more information, contact Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator Althea Rizzo at 503-378-2911 ext. 22237.