'YOU CAN'T JUST DO NOTHING'
City's Emergency Preparedness Fair gives residents the information they'll need to get ready for a major earthquake
In the aftermath of a 9.0 earthquake that experts say could wreak havoc on the Pacific Northwest at any time, it could be days or maybe longer before first responders can peel away from the biggest priorities to reach neighborhoods in need.
Experts say it could take months to restore water, sewer, electricity and natural gas. Longer to repair the infrastructure roads, bridges, rail lines that will serve as a lifeline for desperately needed equipment, food and supplies.
Are you prepared?
More than 600 people took steps last week to make sure theyll be ready by attending the City of Lake Oswegos Emergency Preparedness Fair at Palisades. More than 20 vendors provided information about water filtration, emergency food options, emergency supply kits, pet preparedness, portable sanitation, seismic retrofitting, alternate power sources, natural gas safety and more.
Lake Oswegos first responders were also on hand, guiding kids through a Junior Firefighter Course, showing off the citys new fire engine and teaching hands-only CPR.
There was so much good information, Lake Oswego resident Randy Long said. I mean, I dont know if you can really ever be ready for the aftermath of a quake. But you cant just do nothing.