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Posted on: September 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Eugene to Host Emergency Preparedness Fair This Wednesday

Do you have what it takes to survive for two weeks without electricity or water? Do you have enough food and resources to keep you and your family safe for an extended period of time? These scenarios could all play out in the Pacific Northwest and the City of Eugene is stepping up to help.

The City of Eugene is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair to help people prepare themselves for emergency situations. The fair will include vendors of emergency supplies and training information, as well as various seismic retrofitting firms.

  • Wednesday, September 19
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Park Blocks in Downtown Eugene

“If the population for the City of Eugene is estimated to be around 167,000, and there are a total of 200 first responders on duty at any given time, who will help you in the face of disaster or large weather event?” asks Patence Winningham, Sr. Program Coordinator. “Can you help your family and neighbors? This event will help you plan and prepare for those types of emergencies.”

The City of Eugene is joined by Northwest Natural, American Red Cross, City of Springfield, Eugene Water and Electric Board, Lane Transit District, and many other agencies from around our area committed to preparedness and disaster resilience in our area.

Learn more about the event and the City's Emergency Management program. 

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