Event: Getting Your House Ready For "The Big One"

Earthquake Preparedness Class!!

Come to the Architectural Heritage Center’s discussion coming up on May 11 from 10am-12pm.

“The Pacific Northwest and the Portland area face the threat of impending earthquakes. This program examines what Portland-area homeowners can do to increase the chance that their houses will survive. Dr. Scott Burns, retired professor of geology at Portland State University and international speaker, will explain the complex seismic fault lines that run through the Portland area and how buildings behave in an earthquake. Steve Gemmell, owner of Earthquake Tech, will describe the step-by-step procedure for bolting your house and other improvements that can help your house in a seismic event. Troy Noland, independent agent with Farmers Agency Insurance, will explain earthquake insurance options for homeowners.

This lecture program is held at the Architectural Heritage Center - 701 SE Grand Avenue

Seating is Limited. Pre-Registration is Highly Recommended.

Parking is on-street (free on Saturdays) or in the parking lot on the west side of Grand Avenue between SE Yamhill and Belmont Streets - just to the north of the Urbanite. Thank you to Bolliger and Sons Insurance for sharing their lot with us for our evening and Saturday education programs.

Photo: Damaged house from the 1994 Northridge earthquake in California. Courtesy of FEMA.”

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