Happening Now Blog

Monday, April 4, 2011

A message from your SOV Health Team

On February 21, there was an earthquake in New Zealand. On March 11, an earthquake in Japan. And as the temblors get closer to home, you might be wondering, "Just when will an earthquake strike Oregon…and will I be ready?"

Get prepared for earthquakes

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month, the perfect time to plan for when "The Big One" hits our area. And we know it will. There have been about 40 documented great earthquakes along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and we're already overdue for the next one.

A small investment of time and money can save lives in a disaster. This month, make it a priority to get a kit, make a plan and be informed about the natural disasters that can strike our state.

To help you get prepared, use code EARTHQUAKEMONTH for a 15% discount on the five featured items shown here. Starting at just $15, there's no reason not to be ready for anything.

Review the comprehensive Earthquake Safety Checklist from the American Red Cross Oregon Chapter.