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Washington state’s plan for megaquake ‘grossly inadequate,’ review finds

As part of the Cascadia rising drill, after a causeway ferry lands at the beach at Jensen Point on Vashon Island and after a track was laid down, vehicles and Washington National Guard troops drive or walk onto the island Monday, June 6, 2016.

The largest disaster drill in the region’s history exposed flaws in preparedness.

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