Wednesday, May 10, 2017

FREE Red Cross Earthquake & Disaster Preparedness Presentation in Clackamas Tomorrow (Photo)


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 10th, 2017 9:38 AM
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CLACKAMAS, Ore., May 10, 2017 -- The American Red Cross and our community partners are helping Oregonians to better understand the simple steps they can take now to be ready for disasters of all kinds, including a Cascadia Earthquake, by holding Prepare Out Loud in Clackamas on May 11.

Prepare Out Loud Clackamas
* Date & Time: Thursday, May 11, 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. - refreshments included
* Location: Camp Withycombe Armory, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, OR 97015
* The presentation is FREE and open to the public. RSVP at or

The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation addresses the impact a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake will have on this region and preparedness steps individuals and families can take now to be ready for this and other, more common disasters like home fires, floods and wildfires.

The Prepare Out Loud presentation covers:
* The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
* Human behavior during disasters
* What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake
* How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster
* How much food, water, and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

About Prepare Out Loud:
Prepare Out Loud presenter, Steve Eberlein, was witness to the destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka. The tsunami was caused by an underwater subduction zone earthquake and resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people in 14 countries. His first-hand account of the incident lends perspective to the importance of preparedness. Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the steps they can take now to prepare for an earthquake and the central role their actions and voices play in building our community's resilience.

Prepare Out Loud presentations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are made possible by our generous regional partners:
* NW Natural
* Mountain House

Prepare Out Loud Clackamas is made possible by our generous event partners:
* PGE -- Event Presenting Sponsor
* Daimler -- Event Partner
* KPAM Radio and the Pamplin Media Group -- Media Partners

About the American Red Cross The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or find Facebook at Red Cross Cascades Region, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and Instagram @RedCrossCasc.
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