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City Of Yachats to Host 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, workshops 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 participate in an Emergency Preparedness Town Hall with Senator Dick Anderson and Representative David Gomberg, and a reading and book signing of Crossing Cascadia by local author Brad Reed. Attendees can also peruse resource tables and interact with emergency response experts, purchase emergency supplies from vendors, explore community caches, and enter raffles to win emergency 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.

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