Events, Resources & Media

Events

Planning for Pandemic pandemonium

What are viruses? Where do they come from? Why are we getting hit by “new” viruses? How do we convert our fear and uncertainty into knowledge, preparedness and continuity? Join TPR’s first online pandemic preparedness presentation on May 28th! 

Planning for Pandemic pandemonium

What are viruses? Where do they come from? Why are we getting hit by “new” viruses? How do we convert our fear and uncertainty into knowledge, preparedness and continuity? Join TPR’s first online pandemic preparedness presentation on May 28th! 

Resources

Drop-Cover-Hold-On Drill

Bring Tipping Point’s earthquake drill into your workplace. Turn up the volume and get under your desk!

parents for preparedness

Lydia proudly co-chairs Parents For Preparedness, an informal network of parents, educators, and concerned community members focused on earthquake safety in schools. Find resources here that are relevant to schools anywhere.

Media

The big wait: finding your family and surviving until help comes

This interview with KOIN News in Portland focuses on one of the most challenging parts of earthquake preparedness: the family reunification plan.

Earthquake experts analyze la anchors’ live tv response

The Ridgecrest earthquake of July 2019 helps us understand how the human brain digests a live shaking event.

Testify, TPR! 

Tipping Point advocates before an Oregon House committee to add Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake science to the public school education curriculum.

The cascadia earthquake – klamath falls edition

In what we affectionately call “our homecoming,” 650 residents from our hometown turned out to learn how Klamath Falls is equipped to help the Pacific Northwest recover once the Cascadia earthquake hits.

Klamath residents offer earthquake prep advice

Lydia and Steve’s first radio interview together. 

Portland 8th-grader is an earthquake advocate

TPR teams up with Alex Laufenberg to mobilize a neighborhood to prepare. 

Tipping Point’s first front page

17 year after personally experiencing our first earthquake in Klamath Falls, we had a chance to speak to our hometown about the much larger earthquake that lurks in Oregon’s future. 

Preparedness and the Myth of Knowledge

Have you ever met someone who’s never ridden a bike, heard a song on the radio, received a piece of mail, pet a cat, eaten an apple, caught a cold or seen an ice cube? That’s because you’ve never been to North Sentinel Island, nor should you ever go.

The disasters after the disaster

Earthquakes are not a  disaster. Earthquakes are the first domino in the series of disasters that will follow. We mitigate for the risks that are too large for and individual to handle; we prepare for the risks that are too small for the government to reach. The marriage of mitigation and preparedness gives rise to resilience. 

Ode to the Shakeout

I love the awkwardness, I love people’s reluctance to participate, I love the slow domino effect of begrudging cooperation, I love the embarrassed laughter of people returning to their seats.

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