Prepare Out Loud Portland and the Great ShakeOut

Prepare Out Loud Portland and the Great ShakeOut

The American Red Cross Cascades Region is helping our community be prepared for disasters such as a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake by holding the Prepare Out Loud community preparedness forum. Attendees will experience a unique and interactive presentation where they will learn:

  • the science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone,
  • how humans behave during disasters,
  • what to expect during a Cascadia earthquake,
  • how to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster, and
  • how much food, water and other supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others.
  • Prepare Out Loud Portland will take place on the same day as the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill, October 20. On 10/20 at 10:20 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold for an earthquake and share their preparedness. Portland Prepare Out Loud attendees will also participate in the drill during the presentation.

    Following Prepare Out Loud, attendees will understand the central role their actions and voices play in building a culture of preparedness and resilience.