Be Ready.

KGW’s Keeping You Safe Campaign is about empowering you to be resilient in the face of disasters of all kinds by taking individual and family preparedness actions now; having a plan in place for when emergencies occur; and being informed of the risks you may face so you can be ready for anything.

Prepare Out Loud

The American Red Cross and KGW are helping our community be prepared for disasters such as a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake by holding Prepare Out Loud earthquake and disaster preparedness forums.

Attendees will experience a unique and interactive presentation where they will learn:

  • The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • How humans behave during disasters
  • What to expect during a Cascadia earthquake
  • How to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster, and
  • How much food, water and other supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others.

Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the central role their actions and voices play in building a culture of resilience.

5:30-6:30pm Prepare Fair
6:30-8pm Prepare Out Loud Presentation
8-9pm Prepare Fair


September 26

NW Portland

September 27

NE Portland

September 28

1 Gallon Per Person, Per Day

Have Water for Two Weeks

14 Gallons Per Person

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Have smoke alarms that work

Know two ways out and where your family will meet

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Ask about emergency plans in places you often visit.

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Check road conditions

Carry chains and an emergency kit

Take it slow

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Make a list of your medications

Keep it with your ID and insurance card

Know where your nearest ER is located

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Get trained in CPR

Learn first aid

Start a neighborhood response team

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Keep combustibles like paint cans and rags away from your furnace.

Secure your water heater.

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Start a conversation about how you can help each other in an emergency.

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Don't call, but text

Update your social media accounts

Send an email

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Stock up on batteries

Have flashlights handy

Keep your electronics charged

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Inside and outside every sleeping area

Every level of your home

Test once a month

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