The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland Presents
Preserving Lives & Our Jewish Communities When Disaster Hits
Open to the Jewish Community with Emphasis On Planning for Lay and Professional Leaders
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Alice Busch, Operations Division Chief Multnomah County Emergency Management
Carmen Merlo, Director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Marc Blattner, President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Felicia Heaton, Senior Community Outreach & Information Representative Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Stephen Sirkin, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Representative on ORVOAD
The presentations will:
► Outline the basics of some of Oregon's hazards, with an emphasis on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
► Help us understand how such disasters can impact Jewish communal institutions and the communities they serve.
► Discuss measures these institutions and individuals within their communities need to be taking now.
► Examine how Christchurch, New Zealand, a city with similarities to Portland, is recovering from an earthquake in 2011 of 7.1 magnitude (1/100th the magnitude of the earthquakes that Oregon has been experiencing every 300-500 years over the past 10,000 years).