Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Earthquake Talks

The Columbia County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Commission (HSEMC) and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) are pleased to present two discussions on the threat of earthquakes in Oregon. The events will occur at:

* Friday, August 7th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Scappoose City Hall, located at 33568 Columbia Avenue in Scappoose.

* Saturday, August 8th from 10 AM-Noon at the Clatskanie School Board Office, located at 555 SW Bryant Street in Clatskanie.

The presenter will be James Roddey, an earth sciences information officer for DOGAMI. Roddey has given numerous talks around Oregon about the earthquakes that have occurred in the Pacific Northwest and what Native American legend, history and science tell us about these events.

The talks are free and open to the public. In addition, there will be a drawing for a free preparedness kit. For more information, please contact Columbia County Emergency Management at 503-366-3905 or Derek.White@co.columbia.or.us .