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Prepare Out Loud Event

Learn the Facts – Take Action – Lead by Example

Together we can rise to the challenge of a Cascadia Earthquake.

The event will feature a 90-minute presentation by Steven Eberhein, an American Red Cross expert on the Cascadia Subduction Zone and earthquake preparedness. Mr. Eberhein’s Prepare Out Loud presentation teaches the science behind the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, explains the sizable impact this earthquake would have on the Portland area, and ends on a note of inspiring optimism.

The June 5 event will also include a number of displays about preparedness, including emergency evacuation kits, water and food supplies, gas shut-off valves, and preparedness planning for parents, pet-owners and those with special needs.

The potential hazards of living in the Pacific Northwest have been thrust into the national spotlight, with a laser focus on a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake. The American Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation will empower you to be ready for disasters of all kinds by taking practical steps to start preparing, being vocal about your preparedness and encouraging others to start preparing themselves.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

3:00 pm

Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Free to attend

The Prepare Out Loud presentation covers:

  • The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • The Pacific Northwest’s vulnerabilities to disasters
  • Human behavior during disasters
  • Practical ways to start preparing
  • 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

Get Started Today – Prepare Out Loud

“Prepare Out Loud offers informative, practical and easy-to-implement steps to help people take immediate action.  Those who attend will feel inspired and empowered to prepare.” – Karen Kervin, U.S. Bank Vice President and Community Relations Manager

“The Prepare Out Loud presentation is an absolute eye opener!  You will learn about different types of earthquakes and understand their potential impact.   You will learn the steps you must take to plan ahead and what to do when an earthquake occurs.  It motivated me to complete my own personal planning and preparation.  Be ‘prepared’ for an engaging and informative session.  Don’t miss it!” – Louisa Awbery, Fred Meyer General Merchandise Manager

“We know we need to prepare for a disaster and Prepare Out Loud helps people and organizations know where to start.  I came to the presentation knowing I would learn more about the hazards we face in the Pacific Northwest, such as the Cascadia Subduction Zone.  What I didn’t realize is how motivating the topic could be.  Prepare Out Loud is inspiring thought-provoking conversation and stimulating preparedness.” – Von Summers, NW Natural Community Affairs Manager