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Mt Hood Emergency Preparedness Expo

Friday May 2, 2014 11:30 AM to 7 PM
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30 AM to 6 PM
12300 SE 312th Ave., Boring, OR

"Is Oregon ready for the Big One? Earthquakes in Oregon: past and future.”

Keynote Speaker Dr. Scott Burns May 3rd @ 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Burns received his BS and MS degrees from Stanford and PhD from the University of Colorado. Scott is a Professor of Geology at Portland State University where he specializes in engineering and environmental geology, soils, geomorphology, Quaternary Geology and terroir. He has also taught at the university level in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. An author or co-author of two books, over 80 articles, and over 200 published abstracts, Scott has worked on research topics as diverse as landslide, debris flow, radon and earthquake hazard mapping, heavy metals and trace elements in soils, loess stratigraphy, slope stability, Missoula Floods, bio-geomorphology (pocket gophers, tree throw, and ants), alpine soil development, and terroir (relationship of geology, soils, climate and wine). He received the Public Service Award from GSA in 2011 and the Meritorius Service Award (2006) from the Engineering Geology Division (EGD) of GSA. Scott has won many awards for outstanding teaching with the most significant being the Faculty Senate Chair Award at Louisiana Tech University in 1987, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the PSU Alumni Association in 2001, and the George Hoffmann Award from PSU in 2007. He actively helps local TV and radio stations and newspapers bring important geological news to the public

Are You Prepared?

In the Pacific Northwest, we may not live in the path of Tornado Alley or along the earthquake-prone San Andreas Fault, but an emergency, natural disaster, or personal crisis is never far away.

Do you know basic first aid? What if your water supply was contaminated for a few days or longer? In a severe storm or power outage, how long would your food supply last? Being prepared gives you peace of mind, provides you and your family with some measure of security, and gives you the ability to help others in need.

Are you prepared? It’s the kind of question most people don’t think a lot about until it’s too late. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little planning, you can make weathering any kind of emergency or natural disaster a lot more manageable.

Attend the Bi-Annual Mount Hood Emergency Preparedness Expo May 2-3

At the Mount Hood Emergency Preparedness Expo on May 2-3, you’ll learn how you can be better prepared for any kind of emergency.

This FREE two-day event hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will feature presentations and hands-on demonstrations for things like:


We’ve partnered with state, city, county and federal emergency organizations, as well as experts in the fields of food storage, first aid, and more, to bring you the best resources and information available on emergency preparedness.

It’s our goal to help everyone be better prepared for emergencies and more self-reliant in times of need. When our own needs are met, it’s easier to lend a helping hand, provide assistance, and provide resources and support for those who need it.

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