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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Community Prepare Fair and Beat the Wave 5K Run

City Of Yachats to Host Community Prepare Fair and Beat the Wave 5K Run

 

Coastal residents and visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on workshops and demos as part of a free Community Prepare Fair being planned by the City of Yachats’ Emergency Preparedness Committee. This event will take place on Sunday, June 5th and will have kickoff presentations, workshops, and demonstrations at the Yachats Commons from 9 AM to 2 PM in the buildings and fields adjacent to the Farmer’s Market and will end with a with a Beat the Wave 5K Run that will start at 2PM.    https://runsignup.com/Race/OR/Yachats/BeattheWave

 

This free one-day event is intended to help educate and prepare the public for natural disasters, including earthquakes and tsunamis, wildfires, winter storms, and other emergencies.  Planned demonstrations and presentations include:

  • Preparing your home for earthquakes, fire, tsunami, & winter storms
  • First aid for people and pets 
  • Emergency kit essentials: creating go bags and home caches
  • Foraging for edible plants
  • Creating a communication plan
  • Fire extinguisher use
  • Fire-safe landscaping
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) 

 

Participants will also have the opportunity to peruse resource tables and interact with emergency response experts, purchase emergency supplies from vendors, explore community caches, and enter a raffle to win survival supplies.

 

Who:

The event is free and open to the public.

When

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2022

Where

Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498

Why:

Yachats is at risk of many natural disasters—such as earthquakes, fires, tsunamis and outbreaks of disease. Preparing for a major disaster increases your chance of survival and minimizes the impact to your health. For more information about emergency preparedness in Yachats contact: info@yachatsoregon.org

 

This event is sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant and the City of Yachats with additional support provided by Lincoln County Emergency Management, Oregon State University, Yachats Rural Fire Protection District, Oregon Office of State Fire Marshall, the US Forest Service and Cascadia Quake Kits.  

  

CONTACT:    Tracy Crews(tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu)   MaryBeth Selby(selbymb@gmail.com)

Posted date: 4/25/2022, updated 5/5/2022

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