Did you know that scientists estimate that there is a 40% chance of an earthquake hitting Oregon, Washington, Northern California and the British Columbia in the next 20 years? Be prepared for this earthquake with Tipping Point Resilience’s Earthquake Preparedness Event.
When: November 2nd, 2019
Where: Ross Ragland Theater
Klamath Falls natives Steve Eberlein and Lydia Ledgerwood-Eberlein were living in Sri Lanka when a 9.1 quake near Indonesia triggered a tsunami that took 230,000 lives in 16 different countries, including 35,000 lives in Sri Lanka. Lydia served as a senior leader in Sri Lanka during one of the largest disaster relief operations in human history. Since returning to the US, Steve has served as a leading voice in West Coast earthquake preparedness. Together through their company, Tipping Point Resilience, they aim to spark cultures of preparedness in places waiting major earthquakes in the US.
Scientists have found evidence of up to 43 earthquakes exceeding 8.0 and 9.0 on the Richter Scale in the Cascadia Subduction Zone (spanning Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia) over the last 10,000 years with an average recurrence of one catastrophic level quake every 250 years. As a major earthquake has not occurred since 1700, scientists believe there is a 40% probability that it will occur in the next 20 years.
Steven and Lydia have developed a program for Klamath Falls that will explore the possible impacts of a Cascadia event on the Klamath Basin. A local panel of experts will contribute to our understanding of the science, disaster response, infrastructural and economic impacts of a Cascadia event. Steve and Lydia have become known as perhaps the leading experts across the Northwest for this important subject. Steve has shared his message with over 200 groups and over 20,000 people over the last several years.
Please join us in preparing for this massive issue.
Presenting sponsors for the event are Sky Lakes Medical Center, and The Herald and News.
Additional sponsors include: The city of Klamath Falls, Avista, Wendt Family Foundation, Klamath Community Development Corporation, D. A, Davidson, Rotary and Windemere Real Estate.
Media sponsors are Wynne Broadcasting and Klad.
This is a vital community event, we hope you will attend.