When:May 12, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where:Grants Pass City Council Chambers
101 NW A St., Grants Pass OR 97526
Grants Pass, OR — Oregon Emergency Management, the American Red Cross, the National Weather Service, the Department of Geology and Mineral Industry and others will be holding free public tsunami and earthquake preparedness workshops in May.
Local responder and volunteer groups are encouraged to set up tables or be a part of the presentation to talk about your community's plans.
Oregon has suffered considerable damage from two moderate earthquake events in 1993 and a distant tsunami from Alaska in 1964. Scientific evidence indicates that Oregon is at risk for much larger and potentially more damaging earthquake associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone that is expected to generate strong ground shaking and a destructive tsunami. The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan brings the hazard home and offers a teachable moment.
Workshops will be two hours long with plenty of time to get your preparedness questions answered. Join us as we talk about how to be more prepared for earthquakes and tsunamis in Oregon!