The Oregon Office of Emergency Management in association with the Oregon Office on Disability and Health is holding free workshops in Clatsop County on Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations. The workshops are set for:
· Wednesday, March 26, 3 p.m. – Providence Seaside Hospital, 725 S. Wahanna Rd., Seaside
· Thursday, March 27, 3 p.m. – Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St., Astoria
These workshops will help those who work with elders, daycare/infant care, people with disabilities, or other vulnerable groups learn more about how to prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis and other natural disasters.
Participants will learn about the natural hazard posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes and tsunamis and their impact on their business or services. Participants will be given preparedness information tailored to vulnerable population support services. Each workshop will last about two hours.
Presenting the workshops are Althea Rizzo, Geological Hazards Program Coordinator at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, an experienced presenter with a long history of natural hazards education in Oregon, and Justin E. Ross, Disaster Preparedness Community Outreach and Training Program Coordinator for Oregon Office on Disability and Health, who is an emergency management professional specializing in vulnerable populations disaster planning and preparedness.