NW Natural continually coordinates with other regional organizations and agencies as part of a statewide earthquake preparedness effort. Below ground, we've modernized our pipeline system with flexible materials that can better withstand land movement like an earthquake. Above ground, we staff a gas control room 24/7, 365 days a year, to monitor our system—and we have a backup control facility at another location as an extra precaution.
Emergency preparedness doesn't stop with us. You can take additional precautions with your natural gas appliances and equipment, too.
Preparing for a natural disaster
Prepare your property for an earthquake
After an earthquake
During a flood
After a flood
Equipment that could increase your safety
Earthquake shut-off valves
Excess Flow Valves - EFV
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