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OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

Sheriff Curtis L. Landers

(541) 265-4277 Fax (541) 265-4926

Virginia “Jenny” Demaris, Emergency Manager (541) 265-4199
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us

LINCOLN COUNTY COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL GREAT OREGON SHAKEOUT

Lincoln County Emergency Management is encouraging community members, businesses, and community groups to participate in the 2021 Great Oregon ShakeOut. This event provides a chance for you to practice what you would do during an earthquake -wherever you may be at that time. While the official event takes place on Thursday, October 21 at 10:21 am, you can practice your drop, cover, and hold during the days leading up to or directly after the drill. The important part is to register if you participate.

By registering you will assist Lincoln County Public Safety agencies in documenting the high level of preparedness in our community. Participation in this event shows that we are working together to strengthen our community resiliency and emergency preparedness. This event also provides an important reminder to update your emergency plans and supplies.

Below is a graphic on the annual summary of participants here in Lincoln County along with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

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Lincoln County residents live on the Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Faultline. This means it is even more important for our communities to be informed and prepared. Keep an eye out for our new information and resource series, Cascadia: the Basics, coming this fall.

More information on earthquake and tsunami preparedness:

Great Oregon ShakeOut:

  • Registration & General Information: www.shakeout.org/oregon/
  • Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions:  www.earthquakecountry.org/library/ShakeOut_Recommended_Earthquake_Safety_Actions.pdf
  • Earthquake Guide for People with Disabilities:www.earthquakecountry.org/library/ShakeOut_Earthquake_Guide_Disabilities_AF N.pdf
  • Media – PSA Resources: www.shakeout.org/oregon/resources/index.html#multimediaLincoln County Emergency Management
  • Hazards: Earthquakes: www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement/page/hazards- earthquake
  • Hazards: Tsunamis: www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement/page/hazards- tsunamis
  • Main page: www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagementLincoln County Sheriff’s Office

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