Week 3: Get ready to go from awareness to action-It won’t happen here: We like to think we live in safe neighborhoods, but the reality is that disasters pose a threat to everyone. While an emergency plan/kit cannot prevent the emergency, it can mitigate its effects, especially its harm to children who are dependent on parents/caregivers for their safety. Stay-Kit items: A Stay-Kit is a […]
Week 2: Disasters don’t just happen in the movies-“Cascadia can make an earthquake almost 30 times more energetic than the San Andreas to start with, and then it generates a tsunami at the same time…” said Chris Goldfinger, a professor of geophysics at Oregon State University. CNN report: The quake-maker you’ve never heard of: Cascadia Home Hazard Hunt: Spend time this week going through the […]
No Pioneer Left Behind!-It’s not too late to support the No Pioneer Left Behind scholarship fund! Help ensure that every Sandy High student has the opportunity to participate in athletics and activities. The Art Skipper Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament is this Friday, September 16. Sponsorships are still available. Call the SHS Athletics office at 503-668-8011 X7114.
Week 1: Don’t wait. Communicate.-It took six months for the last child to be reunited with her family following Hurricane Katrina. It may seem scary to talk to your children about emergencies, or maybe it just never seems like the right time. That’s normal. But thinking and talking through worst-case scenarios can help prevent them from becoming worst-case realities. […]
Ready for an emergency? You can be.-We spend hours of every day preparing – for the day, a big presentation at work, or a family meal. But when was the last time you took steps to prepare your family for a disaster? Children are most vulnerable in disasters, but taking simple steps, like making a family plan and gathering disaster supplies […]