WHAT: Landslide Risk Reduction Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: OHSU Campus, Old Library Auditorium, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, Oregon 97239
WHO: Everyone is welcome
The Portland Office of Emergency Management, along with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and several neighborhood associations, will hold a public meeting to discuss landslide sites throughout the city and what actions property owners can take to reduce their risk of damage from landslides.
In Oregon from October through May our community is prone to landslides due to heavy amounts of rainfall. A southwest Portland neighborhood in 2008 woke to a landslide that damaged several homes and severely impacted a neighborhood.
The Landslide Risk Reduction meeting will highlight the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries newly released analysis of Light Detection and Ranging maps of SW Hills and a review the maps’ findings throughout the city. Also, Oregon State Insurance Division representative Ron Fredrickson will discuss what property owners should know about insuring their property against landslides and other natural hazards.
City of Portland bureau experts will be on hand to address what property owners can do to detect signs of a potential of slide and preventive measures they can take reduce the risk of a landslide.
Information below provided by Christine Miles, Public Information Officer for the Portland Office of Emergency Management