Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Free Red Cross Earthquake & Disaster Preparedness Event in Linn County Tomorrow (Photo)


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 10th, 2017 10:24 AM
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LEBANON, Ore., May 10, 2017 --The American Red Cross and our Linn County community partners are helping Oregonians to learn the simple steps they can take now to be ready for disasters of all kinds, including a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake, by holding Prepare Out Loud in Lebanon tomorrow, May 11. Community emergency response partners in Linn County will be participating in a preparedness and safety fair before and after the Prepare Out Loud presentation.

Prepare Out Loud in Linn County and Preparedness Fair Event Details
* Thursday, May 11, Preparedness Fair starts at 5:30 p.m., Prepare Out Loud starts at 6 p.m.
* Boulder Falls Conference Center -- 505 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355
* The presentation and preparedness fair is FREE and open to the public

The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation addresses the significance of a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The presentation also shares preparedness steps individuals and families can take now to be ready for other, more common disasters like home fires, floods and wildfires.

An emergency preparedness fair will be held immediately before and after the Prepare Out Loud presentation at 5:30 - 6 p.m. & 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. The following agencies will participate in the preparedness fair:
* OFD Foods, LLC
* Bi-Mart
* Linn County Fire Department
* Linn County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue
* Linn County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)/Linn County Sheriff Amateur Radio Emergency Services (A.R.E.S.)
* Linn County Roads Department
* Linn County Public Health Department
* Lebanon Fire Department
* Lebanon Police Department
* Samaritan Health
* American Red Cross

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.

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

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

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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