Join the Great ShakeOut (Corrected date 10/17)
Mayor Dean Sawyer encourages participation in the Great Oregon ShakeOut on October 17th.
The City of Newport recognizes that no community is immune from natural hazards and recognizes the importance of enhancing its ability to withstand natural hazards as well as the importance of reducing the human suffering, property damage, interruption of public services, and economic losses caused by those hazards. On October 7, Fire Chief Robert Murphy accepted the Council proclamation acknowledging the importance of preparing the city for the purposes of building a safer community and reducing the loss of lives and property from a major earthquake event.Since major earthquakes pose a particular, significant, and ongoing threat to the entire Newport region, the city has a responsibility to promote earthquake preparedness internally as well as with the public and plan appropriately for earthquake-related disaster. Community resiliency to earthquakes and other disasters depends on the preparedness levels of all community stakeholders – individuals, families, schools, community organizations, faith-based organizations, non-profits, businesses, and government.
To learn more about the Shake Out and actions that protect life and property, including mitigating structural and non-structural hazards, visit www.ShakeOut.org/oregon