Together we can rise to the challenge of a Cascadia Earthquake.
The American Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation will empower you to be ready for disasters of all kinds (including a Cascadia earthquake) by taking practical steps to start preparing, being vocal about your preparedness and encouraging others to start preparing.
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.
Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the central role their actions and voices play in building a culture of resilience.
All events will follow the same schedule:
Prepare Fair: 5:30 – 6 p.m.: Browse public safety information & giveaways
Prepare Out Loud Presentation: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Prepare Fair: 7:30 - 8 p.m.: Browse public safety information & giveaways
September 25 - Portland
2701 NW Vaughn St.
September 26 - Gresham
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030
September 27 - Sherwood
Sherwood Center for the Arts
22689 SW Pine St.
Sherwood, OR 97140
What others are saying about Prepare Out Loud
“ Prepare Out Loud acknowledges that becoming prepared
is not easy and won’t happen overnight, but taking small
steps to learn about the hazards in our community, available
resources and assessing individual and family needs during
a disaster is within everyone’s reach. I believe each person
that experiences Prepare Out Loud brings us closer to
building a sustainable, state-wide culture of preparedness.”
– Andrew J. Phelps | Director, Oregon Office of Emergency Management
“ The Prepare Out Loud presentation is an absolute eye opener! You will learn about different types of earthquakes and understand their potential impact. You will learn the steps you must take to plan ahead and what to do when an earthquake occurs. It motivated me to complete my own personal planning and preparation. Be ‘prepared’ for an engaging and informative session. Don’t miss it!”
– Louisa Awbery | Fred Meyer
of attendees rated the presentation as “excellent” or “very good”
left the presentation with an optimistic view of earthquake preparedness, even describing themselves as motivated, inspired and hopeful about their ability to get prepared
have found the presentation material to be “very accessible”