Disaster Relief Trials

Eugene Holds Second Disaster Relief Trials

Oct 12, 2014
Amanda Butt

Saturday, dozens of bicyclists gathered in Alton Baker Park for the second annual Disaster Relief Trials.

If a natural disaster strikes in Eugene, cargo bikers are prepared to help the community. Around 60 cyclists gathered in Alton Baker Park - eager to begin the obstacle course modeled after an earthquake disaster. Emma Stocker is with the University of Oregon Emergency Management Team, she explains the course’s design:

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Tiffany Eckert

When it comes to potential disasters in the Pacific Northwest, forest fires and floods are the most likely. Scientists at Oregon State University predict the Cascadia Earthquake--the “big one”-- will hit the region.  It could be in the next five minutes or next century. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports on regional disaster response efforts and how every citizen can prepare for a serious emergency.