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Citizens Invited to Free Disaster Preparedness Expo on June 2, 2012


Information reprinted with approval from ResiliencePDX

If a magnitude 9.0 earthquake rattles the Pacific Northwest and topples bridges, interrupts power, and cuts off your supply to drinkable water, what would you do? What resources should be available in your house or neighborhood in the days before emergency responders arrive?

ResiliencePDX will help you answer these tough questions. ResiliencePDX is a one-day emergency preparedness expo taking place on June 2nd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at King Elementary School where you can learn valuable life-saving emergency skills, share knowledge, and get your questions answered by a diverse group of disaster experts. Geologists say we are due for a major earthquake in this region, and that better preparedness can save lives and reduce impacts of a disaster.

“ResiliencePDX will be a fantastic way for people to gain skills that will not only help their friends, family and loved ones survive a disaster, but will also go a long way in creating a more sustainable, disaster resilient community.”  Alice Busch, Emergency Management Instructor at Portland Community College.

At ResiliencePDX, experts from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, the Oregon Red Cross, the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, and more than 30 other groups from around Portland will inform you about resources for the community before, during, and after a major emergency. There will also be more than 20 skills workshops, where experts will share knowledge to help you prepare for and recover from a disaster. All ages are welcome and attendance at the entire event is free.  Food vendors will be on site selling lunch, snacks, and desserts throughout the day.

Come to the workshop if you are interested in learning:

  • How to safely drink water from the Willamette River or any other fresh water source
  • What to do when your toilet no longer flushes
  • Tips on buying and preserving food for long-term storage
  • How to cook when the power goes out
  • How to organize your neighbors
  • Ways in which bicycles can be used to transport hundreds of pounds of cargo
  • Information on using social media and other technologies in a disaster
  • How and when to properly extinguish a fire

If you live, work or play in Portland, or merely care about preparedness, please come, learn, and share in this fun and FREE event!

Event Details:

Cost: Free to the public

Date: June 2, 2012 ; 10AM - 5PM

Location: King School and Park, 4906 NE 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon


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antone braga

May 16, 2012 at 8:09 AM

FOOTHOLD - Sign a petition at for the "responsible" insurance industry to provide crucial information and policyholder rights missing from public view (yes, they do exist) to all policyholders as a matter of course. Disaster survivors lack these basic rights and vital information in their time of need, when they are most vulnerable.


Lois Rudman

May 26, 2012 at 4:33 PM

to Alice Busch:

I am hoping to attend "Resiliance", June 2nd. I attended your class at the Expo, April 18, Boring, but had to miss most of your class. I have read "Dealing With Difficult People. It is great, much like the Red Cross Psychological First Aid. (I was an ARC Oregon Trail and Southwest Washington, member for 8 years and volunteered in TRAINING as coordinator to supervisor.

Can you direct me to more ideas on handling people in a person's private home/neighborhood after a major disaster? I have read and viewed the video from Map Your Neighborhood, also, as a Sherwood CERT member. As Shelter captain, I would like advice for shelter providers as we possibly deal with stressed out neighbors in our homes.

Thank you.

Lois Rudman
16420 NE Leander Drive
Sherwood, OR 97140

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