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Emergency Preparedness Month

September is Emergency Preparedness Month and the City of Eugene Emergency Management Program is offering up some educational activities and events to best prepare the community for any winter storms, earthquakes or other potential disasters. The events span throughout September, but the two coming up next week are on Sept. 5 and 6. From 3:30-5 pm Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the downtown Eugene Public Library there will be a “How Prepared Are You?” earthquake readiness workshop. It’ll include education on basic earthquake science and about actions one can take before and after an earthquake. It’s FREE. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6:30-8:30 pm a “Cascadia Earthquake Neighborhood Tabletop Exercise” will be held at 1705 W. 2nd Avenue. The exercise will be lead by Eugene-Springfield Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT will walk neighborhood teams through an earthquake scenario. Neighborhoods with teams are encouraged to come. RSVP to patence.m.winningham@ci.eugene.or.us. The exercise is also FREE. For more info on other emergency preparedness events happening in September, visit eugene-or.gov/Emergency-Management.  — Meerah Powell