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Earthquake Forum Prepares Residents

earthquake forumMEDFORD, Ore. — Experts say a major earthquake could cripple southern Oregon, so they want people to begin preparing now, in case the big one hits in the near future.

Jackson County Emergency Management hosted an earthquake preparedness event Thursday afternoon. The event showed visitors the kind of damage that could happen during a large earthquake in southern Oregon, and gave tips on how to survive after the disaster.

A representative from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management said an earthquake could damage roads and bridges, and could isolate the area for weeks or months.

Another forum will be held in Grants Pass Friday at 1 p.m., at the Fairgrounds Floral Building.