Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Quake Up! Earthquake Preparedness Fair on October 1

Bounce back faster from disaster! The quality of life after an earthquake is dependent on how well prepared you and your neighbors are. Don’t miss Quake Up! 2016, an educational and hands-on event which will help you and your family prepare for an earthquake or other disaster.

Beaverton Farmer's Market
Across from the Beaverton Library on SW Hall Blvd. (between 3rd and 5th)
Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Free

Receive information, visit with experts, attend presentations, and enter drawings for emergency supply giveaways. Learn how to prepare for a major earthquake, including what steps to take during and immediately after the quake itself, and what to do in the following days and weeks after a disaster.

Large earthquakes occur within a seismic zone just off the Pacific Northwest’s shores, extending along the entire Oregon Coast. A major strike that will impact the entire Northwest is due—significant damage can be expected to reach inland to the Tualatin Valley, Portland region and other population centers. Quake Up! is a showcase of public information, education and step-by-step tools for the Washington County community to better survive the “big one” and recover.

Can't make the event? 
Check out a Preparing Together Kit from your library - a discussion guide and toolkit to help families and communities prepare for emergency. Resources are also available online.