Are you prepared for an earthquake? Red Cross holds free seminar

The event at South Eugene High School aimed to help people in the community get ready for the “Big One.”

Posted: Apr 4, 2019 7:30 AM
Updated: Apr 4, 2019 6:24 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The American Red Cross held a free seminar on Thursday to educate the public about preparing for natural disasters.

The event at South Eugene High School aimed to help people in the community get ready for the “Big One.”

Exective Director Carisa Hettich said the winter storm was a big wake up call for many because the city was so unprepared.

LESSONS LEARNED: Snowstorm sheds light on disaster preparedness

Hettich says the 9-point Cascadia earthquake is going to be much worse than the snowstorm, but there's action you can take to keep you and your family safe.

The Red Cross encourages you to keep a few hundred dollars’ worth of cash with you at all times because ATMs won’t be working.

In addition, store your food in different places, that way if your home or car gets destroyed, you have options.

Finally, keep an emergency kit in your car and home that can last you up to two weeks on your own -- that way if you're trapped, you can survive.

But for many families that are living paycheck to paycheck, this task is nearly impossible.

Hettich encourages you to put aside an extra can of food when you can and become familiar with your neighbors, because ultimately they will be the ones helping you out.

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