Officials in Redmond say region will be crucial to helping residents of the Willamette Valley and Coast.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Experts addressed a crowd of about 50 people Monday in Redmond and apprised them of what will be expected when the Cascadia earthquake hits.
The region will be crucial to helping residents of the Willamette Valley and Coast.
“Redmond will be in a position to help,” said Ryan Hansen, whose job is to analyze potential hazards in the state and how best to prepare for them. She and Garibay were speaking at a Redmond Patriots’ talk, which was open to the public. “This community and other Eastern Oregon communities in the state will help with the recovery.”
(SOURCE: Bend Bulletin)
But the officials warned that Central Oregon will go through its own trials.
“All of our fuel comes from the Port of Portland, and there’s very little chance that facility survives,” said Garibay, a former Redmond police officer who has been the county’s emergency services manager for two years. “We had gas stations run out gas in February 2014 when we had that big snowstorm. Imagine what will happen when Cascadia destroys the coast.”