Shake ‘n’ Quake
Do you know where you’ll be in precisely 19 hours? I do — under my desk. That’s because at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow, thousands of Oregonians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold […]
Cute Dog Photos!!! (…And Pet Preparedness)
Would you know what to do with your pet in a disaster? In an emergency, the most important thing you can do for your pets is to evacuate with them. […]
This Weekend: Damascus Shelter Exercise
A fast moving wildfire has broken out in heavily wooded areas just 10 miles east of Damascus. Fifty residents will be forced out of their homes – would you be […]
We practice the preparedness we preach here at the Red Cross. Today – the final day of Earthquake Preparedness Month – our AmeriCorps team surprised us with the annual office […]
Drill-a In Umatilla
This month, we’ve been busy with lots of drills; testing our capacity to respond to disasters around the state. Yesterday there was one out in Umatilla…here’s a recap: (BTW, we […]
Drills: Testing How We Deal With Pet Snakes
You’re staffing a Red Cross shelter. How would you work with a client who: Wanted to bring in a pet snake?Was mute and asking for water?Was diabetic and had lost […]
Calling All Gamers: The Great Shakeout Continues…
What 5 million Californians did yesterday was only the beginning. The Great Shakeout will continue online for the next three weeks in an alternate reality game. Appropriately named Aftershock, the game […]
So Did California Survive The Shakeout?
Yesterday was The Great Southern California Shakeout and I’ve been looking around for photos and coverage of what actually happened. Sadly, I can’t find much, but I’m hoping more reports […]
Shake, Rattle, and Drill.
Tomorrow morning at 10am, more than 5 million Southern Californians will all do the exact same thing – and no, it’s not audition for the next American Idol. No, they […]
Here’s a weird photo to kick off your morning.
Claire said she thought of me when she saw this photo. I’m not sure what to think of that. They almost look like Halloween costumes, right? Nope. Those are some […]