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Posted on: September 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] September is National Preparedness Month

The City of Eugene Emergency Management Program is offering a series of educational events and activities throughout September to help community members prepare for disasters. Recent events in Italy and New Zealand impress upon us the importance of preparedness.

Being prepared means you can support yourself and your household for a minimum of three days in the absence of electricity, water service, supermarket access, and first responders.

This year’s events include a vendor fair with opportunities to see emergency kits, speaker events, Community Emergency Response Team training, and participation in the National Great Shakeout Event.

September 7 Water Purification 6:30 p.m. 1705 W 2nd Avenue
September 10 Emergency Preparedness 9-12 p.m. 1705 W 2nd Avenue
September 15 How Prepared ARE YOU? 6-8 p.m. 1705 W 2nd Avenue
September 21 Emergency Preparedness Vendor Fair 11:30-2 p.m. Kesey Square
September 28th Eugene-City on The Road to Resiliency 2-3 p.m. Bascom/Tykeson
Eugene Public Library
October 20 National Great Shakeout Drill 10:20 a.m. Everywhere
October 17 Disaster Relief Trials & Fair 10 a.m. Alton Baker Park


Individuals can stop by the vendor fair to learn about equipment and supplies that may be used during a disaster, while the speaking engagements offer tips for getting your household and family prepared for disasters. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes and to improve preparedness.

For additional information, please visit: www.eugene-or.gov/emergencymanagement

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