UNPREPARED - A Seismic Awareness Event February 6, Clatskanie


Hosted by Columbia County Emergency Management


Tuesday, February 6 at 6 PM - 9 PM

75 S Nehalem St, Clatskanie, OR 97016

Clatskanie Cultural Center - Clatskanie, Oregon

Columbia County Emergency Management is pleased to welcome the Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Portland Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) to host a community awareness event to highlight seismic risks and vulnerabilities in Oregon. We are partnering with the City of Clatskanie, Clatskanie PUD, and Clatskanie Cultural Center for the event. ASCE will present a showing of the Oregon Public Broadcasting and Oregon Field Guide documentary UNPREPARED. A panel of local engineers and emergency managers as well as Allison Pyrch, a geotechnical engineer featured in the documentary, will be available for questions following the film. The panel will answer questions about the Cascadia Event as well as other local seismic risks and how Columbia County and Western Oregon are preparing. The event is free and open to all ages. The Clatskanie Senior Parents will be selling food and drinks for the event. Door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. 

The award winning UNPREPARED documentary highlights our seismic risks in Oregon and the potential for major disruption after the expected 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. It also starts the conversation about what we as Oregonians can do to be more prepared, both individually and as a community. The trailer for the documentary can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3NlCXA6_kE