disaster preparedness

Recorded On: November 1, 2019

Air Date: November 4, 2019

From the City Club of Eugene:

Severe weather, wildfires, and seismic events often lead the news; no place is free from the risk of natural disaster.  Utility services to homes and businesses—water, electricity, natural gas—are among the most critical factors that determine the amount of damage and the time it takes to recover.  In some cases, the failure of utility infrastructure makes the difference between an unusual event and a disaster.

Brian Bull / KLCC

For all the talk of disaster preparedness these days, animal welfare advocates are reminding people that the family pet also deserves protection and care in the event of an incident.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Relief agencies and local governments have been urging people more than usual to be well-equipped for any number of catastrophes.  AS KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s all part of National Preparedness Month.

www.corvallisoregon.gov

September’s National Preparedness Month has sparked renewed interest in earthquakes and other natural disasters in Oregon. Corvallis will host a readiness forum tonight (Thursday).

Lincoln County Seeks Public Input On New Disaster Plan

Jul 21, 2015
http://www.co.lincoln.or.us

Lincoln County is looking to limit the risks of natural disasters. They’ve partnered with several state agencies to develop a mitigation plan. Now the county wants resident to review the public document.

To be eligible for FEMA funding, natural hazards mitigation plans have to be updated every 5 years. Emergency manager Jenny Demaris says the University of Oregon helped lead Lincoln County through the process.