The month when all the kids are back in school seems like a good month to learn some new lessons. So September is National Preparedness Month, a chance for people young and old to spend some time thinking about how to survive a major disaster.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone keeps the possibility of a major earthquake in the region on the radar; such a quake could disrupt communications and travel for weeks. So the Oregon Emergency Management department is shifting focus from a 72-hour emergency kit to a "2 Weeks Ready" campaign.
Althea Rizzo, Geological Hazards Program Coordinator at OEM, is our guest. We get a regional perspective from Emily Ring, Assistant Emergency Manager for Josephine County.