Resilience: A Community Disaster Preparedness Expo takes place Saturday, June 2, 2012 at King School (4906 NE 6th) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ResiliencePDX is an event to connect Portlanders who want to acquire or share knowledge and skills about disaster preparedness. Geologists suggest we are due for a major earthquake in this region, and better preparedness can save lives and minimize impacts of a disaster. The more we are prepared, the faster we will be able to recover and return to ‘normalcy’. At this event, we will showcase the various groups around Portland that can serve as resources for the community before, during, and after a major emergency. There will also be a number of skills workshops, where experts will share knowledge to help you prepare for and recover from a disaster.
Some of the workshops offered include:
- Earthquake-Proofing Your Home
- Preparing a Comprehensive Household Kit
- Food Storage/Preservation
- Managing Pee and Poop
- Bicycle Cargo Demonstration
- Social Media and Other Technologies in Disasters
This free event is sponsored by the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. Visit the Resilience PDX website and Facebook page for more details – and hope the next big one doesn’t happen before Saturday!
Hat tip Rebecca Lerner (aka @UrbanForager), who blogs about foraging and wilderness adventures at First Ways, and is one of the presenters at the fair.
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