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Portlanders attend meeting in St. Johns to learn about home earthquake preparedness


 Portland OEM
Seismic Retrofit Event
On Monday night (4/25), more than 75 residents attended a meeting at the St. Johns Community Center to learn how to better prepare their homes for an earthquake. The event was co-sponsored by the Portland Office of Emergency Management, Portland Bureau of Development Services, Multnomah County Emergency Management, Clackamas County Emergency Management and the American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter.


Jim Nicks of Portland's Bureau of Development Services, presented on the City's Residential Seismic Strengthening Program (click here to learn more about the program). Jay Wilson of Clackamas County's Emergency Management office provided a brief overview of the earthquake threat to the region and shared his personal experience with home retrofitting. Francisco Ianni with the American Red Cross discussed the basics of preparedness and how to assemble a kit for use after an earthquake or any emergency (click here to see what goes into an emergency kit).

Several members from Portland's Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) and a volunteer from the North Portland Tool Library were available to answer questions. Portland Fire & Rescue was also on hand to film the presentations.


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