Take the High Ground Challenge!

Housing Task Force

… By June 24th and join us for an Emergency Prep Fair, see details below.
Critical to any Emergency Preparedness Plan:  Get to high ground, then know your nearest assembly site

 

          

  • Once the shaking begins you have 15 minutes to get to high ground (green on map!)  “Run like hell! Time is critical!”  says Dr. Jonathan Allan, DOGAMI.

  • After you have reached high ground, you should walk to your assembly site.
  • Get outside and enjoy Memorial Day Weekend by finding your route to high ground.
Envision the moments after the earthquake, those first few minutes are critical.
Steps:  1.  Go to the website EVCNB.org to find out where your safe zones are.  Or, look at the Tsunami Evacuation Map to find your safe zones (green areas) and assembly sites.  Pick a tsunami evacuation route from your home – or if you live in a safe zone, from places you frequently visit.
Envision your path…Learn, Prepare, Practice, Conquer
2.  Time yourself. How long does it take to (a) to reach high ground (green on map), and also (b) reach an Assembly site (A on map). The goal is under 10 minutes after the earth stops shaking. Walk evacuation routes with your family. And ask friends & neighbors to join you.
…. Be sure to take your Go-Bag!  (Learn about go-bags at EVCNB.org.)3.  Help collect important safety data – complete the “I found my way!” form – paper version or at link:  bit.ly/EVC_HG.

Your Neighbors and Friends
Developing a Culture of Preparedness
Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay

Submit your form by June 24 and be eligible for a drawing to win a stocked Go-Bag for two and Water Filtration system.
Submit your form online at bit.ly/EVC_HG – OR fill out paper version.
There are 3 ways you can return this short survey:
  1. Do it online at bit.ly/EVC_HG
  2. Turn it in at the Safety Fair/Celebration on June 24th at 10 am at the Nehalem Community Center, 35900 8th St, Nehalem.
  3. Mail your completed page to EVCNB, PO Box 598, Manzanita, Oregon 97130

Mark your Calendars…Join us to celebrate your success!
June 24th 10am
Nehalem Public Works building learn great ideas by sharing experiences, win prizes, be prepared!

Any Questions email: President@evcnb.org

Helpful hints:

  • Find your route as well as an alternative route in case one path is blocked
  • Make sure your Go Bag is not too heavy (you will need it!!)
  • Knowing how long it took you to get to a safe high place in the allotted time builds confidence that you can do it when an emergency strikes!
  • Have a plan of where you will meet up in case you get separated from family
  • Turn in your results…..Join the Celebration on June 24th at 10am!