The City of Eugene, City of Springfield, and University of Oregon are all working together to build a culture of preparedness in our community. Increasing our overall disaster resilience is the responsibility of every community member. By providing tools and resources to our community members, we are working toward one goal – overall disaster preparedness.
The recent New Yorker magazine article, “The Really Big One,” about the possibility of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in the Pacific Northwest has sparked intense public interest in emergency preparedness. We are hosting public forums to further explain earthquake preparedness, answer questions our community may have and empower our community with knowledge and resources.
Be Informed, Be Prepared
Planning, preparing and providing for the prevention, mitigation and management of emergencies or disasters that present a threat to the lives and property of the citizens of Eugene.
Upcoming Public Speaker Events: Emergency Preparedness Presentations [download flyer]
- 9/9/2015 University of Oregon PLC Rm 180 at 6pm
- 9/17/2015 City of Eugene Public Library-Bascom/Tykeson Room at 5:30pm
- 9/26/2015 City of Springfield Public Library at 2:30pm
- 9/23/2015 – Disaster Preparedness Vendor Fair- Kesey Square 12-2pm
- 10/5/2015 – Community Emergency Response Team Training Begins
- 10/15/2015 – Great National Shakeout Event 10:15am
- 10/17/2015 – Disaster Relief Cargo Bike Trials and Preparedness Fair at Alton Baker Park at 10am
Other resources available: FEMA:
- Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners
- Build your Kit: www.ready.gov or State Resources
- Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB): Unprepared – Will we be ready for the megaquake?
- American Red Cross: Earthquake Mobile App
- CENS Alert Me: Receive alerts and notifications when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do. Sign up for CENS Alert Me at www.lcog.org/alertme.