Recent earthquakes around the world should definitely have Oregonians questioning whether they're prepared for the "Big One." If not, now -- when the earth's not shaking -- is a great time to get ready.
The basic steps are easy; get a kit, make a plan and be informed. There's a free interactive tutorial explaining how to do just that at www.oregonredcross.org/beredcrossready.
We've also got a ton of earthquake preparedness tips available at www.oregonredcross.org/earthquakes. Tsunami tips are at www.oregonredcross.org/tsunamis.
Making preparedness relevant, interesting and maybe even FUN for Oregonians is something that the Red Cross is working hard to achieve. We've coined the term "prepare-aphernalia" (quirky products for your disaster kit), host a bi-weekly preparedness podcast (www.readyradio.org) and do our best to give helpful and entertaining preparedness tips on our blog (www.oregonredcross.org/blog) and Twitter (@RedCrossPDX).
As we like to say, we're putting the rad in readiness...in hopes that Oregonians of all ages will be prepared for anything -- the "Big One" included.
Lise Harwin, Communications Director
American Red Cross -- Oregon Trail Chapter
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