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Oregon Emergency Managers Suggest "2 Weeks Ready"

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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.

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