Public meeting to discuss landslide precautions

The Portland Office of Emergency Management along with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and several neighborhood associations, including SWHRL, have come together to hold a public meeting to discuss landslide sites throughout the city and what actions property owners can take to reduce their risk of damage from landslides. 

In Oregon from October through May our community is prone to landslides due to heavy amounts of rainfall. A southwest Portland neighborhood in 2008 woke to a landslide that damaged several homes and severely impacted a neighborhood.

The Landslide Risk Reduction meeting will highlight the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries newly released analysis of Light Detection and Ranging maps of SW Hills and a review the maps’ findings throughout the city.  Also, Oregon State Insurance Division representative Ron Fredrickson will discuss what property owners should know about insuring their property against landslides and other natural hazards.  

City of Portland bureau experts will be on hand to address what property owners can do to detect signs of a potential of slide and preventive measures they can take reduce the risk of a landslide. 

WHAT: Landslide Risk Reduction Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, February, 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: OHSU Campus, Old Library Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, Or. 97239

Christine Miles
Public Information Officer/Senior Community Outreach
Portland Office of Emergency Management
1001 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 650
Portland,Oregon 97204

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