Get Ready Events Planned For September


For the eighth year in a row, NW Natural and the American Red Cross will host “Get Ready” events around the state to help you prepare for natural disasters. Get Ready is free and open to everyone. This year’s events will be held during August and September across NW Natural’s territory in Salem, Cottage Grove, Oregon City, Astoria, The Dalles, Forest Grove, Newport, Coos Bay and Camas.


“Each year, we partner with the American Red Cross, local fire departments, and other public agencies and organizations to provide this vital emergency information to our customers and the public,” said Melissa Moore, NW Natural public information officer. “It’s important during National Preparedness month in September that we all take stock of how well we’re prepared for an earthquake or other natural disasters.”


The first 100 attendees at each Get Ready event will receive a starter emergency kit, and there will also be the chance to enter a drawing to win a family emergency preparedness kit. Additionally, information and giveaways will be distributed by various agencies at the events. At most locations, free lunch will be offered.


Get Ready is scheduled in the following locations, dates and times:

GET READY SALEM 

August 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverfront Family Fest, Salem

GET READY COTTAGE GROVE

August 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emergency Preparedness Fair at Coiner Park, 1319 E. Main, Cottage Grove

GET READY CLACKAMAS COUNTY

September 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Danielson Hilltop Mall, 358 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City, OR

GET READY NORTH COAST

September 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Astoria Armory, Astoria

GET READY THE DALLES

September 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, The Dalles

GET READY FOREST GROVE

September 18, 4 to 8 p.m., Quake Up at Forest Grove Farmers Market on Main St., Forest Grove

GET READY LINCOLN COUNTY

September 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lincoln County Commons, Newport Fairgrounds 633 NE 3rd St, Newport

GET READY COOS BAY

September 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coos Bay Fire Station, Coos Bay

GET READY CAMAS

September 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Parker Street Fire Station, Camas

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