Oregon Lacks Funds for Bridge Plans

By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon has a plan for retrofitting hundreds of bridges likely to fail in a major earthquake. It just doesn’t have a clear path to raising the $5 billion to pay for it over the next 50 years. State and federal gas taxes, which fund road projects, haven’t … Continue reading »

Fire Dept. Helps Craft Emergency Kits

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Fire and Rescue is preparing for winter with an emergency preparedness session. More than 400 people came out to the Ashland Armory on Saturday to learn how to prepare a kit for use immediately after an emergency; this could include surviving out in the cold, or natural disasters like earthquakes or … Continue reading »

Thousands Participate In ShakeOut

MEDFORD, Ore. – The world’s largest earthquake preparedness drill was this morning, meant to get people ready for “the big one.” It’s called The Great ShakeOut and, in Oregon, more than 130,000 people ducked, covered and held on. The Great Oregon ShakeOut happened on Thursday exactly at 10:18 a.m. Oregon Emergency Management led the state-wide effort … Continue reading »

Great Oregon ShakeOut On October 18

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will be getting shaken up in the coming weeks. The Great Oregon ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill, is scheduled for Thursday, October 18th. The event is focused on making sure people know what to do if a major earthquake does hit. Experts believe Oregon could have a large seismic event in … Continue reading »