Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017  This event has been CANCELLED
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location:  Boulder Falls Event Center, 505 Mullins Drive, Lebanon OR
Buffet & No Host Bar – $25

LCEA Annual Meeting and Dinner – Please Join Us!
Come for a night of Extension information and good food. Meet your Linn County OSU Extension Service staff. Talk to faculty about programs of interest to you. Citizen Scientist Seasonal Tracker Program and the new 4-H Special Needs project will be highlighted.

Keynote speaker: Patrick Corcoran, Extension Hazards Outreachpat-corcoran
Disaster Preparedness
Cascadia Earthquakes, Tornadoes: What to expect and what can we do

Corcoran’s talk will center on disaster preparedness. Most earthquakes last about 15 to 30 seconds. The possibility of experiencing a three to five minute earthquake is real and could happen in the Willamette Valley with devastating effects. Can we ensure the resilience of our homes or community in the face of disaster? Our ability to respond will affect our entire community. Are we prepared? While Corcoran’s topic is anything but humorous, he enchants his listeners with anecdotal stories and interactive discourse with the audience. Don’t miss this important and engaging discussion.

Biography
Patrick Corcoran is a coastal natural hazards specialist based in at the Clatsop County Extension office in Astoria, OR. Corcoran engages university researchers and residents in collaborative research and shared learning about natural hazards; helps communities identify their vulnerability to hazards; and connects local people with data and decision support tools designed to help communities adapt. In 2014 Corcoran was named a Weather-Ready Ambassador for NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation Initiative

Buffet Dinner & No Host Bar – $25 per person
Reservations available online or  mail check to:
LCEA, PO Box 1851, Albany OR 97321 by February 10, 2017
Questions call 541-967-3871 

Payment is due with reservation  – This event has been CANCELLED