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Businesses Recover Quickly from Northwest Pacific Earthquake

Written by  Richard L. Arnold, CBCP

When a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest on February 28, buildings swayed, bricks crumbled and glass shattered. Employees who had been working inside these buildings were suddenly forced to run for cover. When the shaking stopped, the employees were evacuated. They poured out onto the streets, sidewalks and parking lots, as they surveyed the damage around them. For some businesses, only minor damage was evident. For others, the destruction was more major. In this article, you’ll learn what problems businesses encountered and how vendors in the contingency planning industry helped in the recovery.