Friday, 20 May 2016
The University of Oregon and Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences (YAAS) co-sponsored a talk by UO employees Leland O’Driscoll and Krista Dillon entitled: “Are you ready for the Big One?” The talk can be viewed on YAAS’s youtube page.
Leland spoke about earthquake sources in the Pacific Northwest and the progress toward installation of the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system. Krista, the Director of UO’s Emergency Management and Continuity Department, spoke about earthquake (and other disasters) preparedness.
The 132-person crowd were engaged and knowledgeable about the topic at hand. We were quite impressed at the level of training and outreach performed within Yachats. Mayor Bream, YAAS director Don Niskanen, and the Yachats Commons provided a well-coordinated setting for the talk.