ECHO — Dozens of Hermiston Rotary Club and Oregon Army National Guard members participated as role-players in a recent apocalyptic scenario with real-world implications.

The humanitarian organization ShelterBox held its second “Ambassador Field Experience” Sept. 8 and 9 at the Alkali Canyon Training Area south of Echo to train local volunteers in the event of a massive Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

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Marco Gramacho is a journalist originally from Brazil. He recently got his PhD in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education at Washington State University.

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