SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015 5 B Community Chorus seeks singers, musicians for upcoming season The Community Chorus of Florence Oregon (CCFO) is seeking singers and instrumen- talists for its fall session. Registration for the Dec. 12 concert will begin on Monday, Quake from 4B Thus outreach specialists like Corcoran say the prudent thing to do is plan for a range of events. “Discussing the range and likelihood of the next event can bring some air into the room,” he said. Aug. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Cross Roads Church on 10th and Maple streets. It will be immediately followed by the first rehearsal from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The December concert will include a 40-minute sacred work, “Appalachian Winter,” by Joseph Martin and includes recent and centuries old folk music from Appalachia.. Folk instrumentalists are being sought for many of the pieces. Instruments of interest include, flute, violin, cello, mandolin, guitar, piano, percus- sion and dulcimer. Interested musicians can contact Laura Merz at 541-902- 8567. Voices in all sections — soprano, alto, tenor and bass — are invited to join the chorus. Registration fee is $60. Singers of high-school age and older are welcome. For more information, visit www.communitychorusflo renceor.org. Corcoran said preparation helped save 90 percent of the 200,000 people in the inunda- tion zone during Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Northwest has a much smaller coastal population, he added. On the other hand, Japan was much more prepared for disas- ter. “We have to prepare com- mensurate with the risk,” Corcoran said. “Our society tends to be dismissive of prepa- ration, especially evacuation drills. They are silly, they are embarrassing and it’s usually raining. The only people who actually do drills are high schools and hospitals because they are required to. But drills save lives, as they learned in Japan.” Communities and individu- als can prepare for natural dis- asters by understanding that they eventually will happen. Once you accept that and actu- ally expect it, Corcoran said, preparation becomes second nature. Strap down water heaters, learn where the shutoff valve for natural gas may be in your house, and have several days of food and water available, he added. People on the coast living in inundation zones should identi- fy areas of high ground near their homes, work and recre- ation areas. “Work locally to make them accessible,” Corcoran said, “then conduct practice drills on how to get to them.” OSU engineering dean Ashford is spearheading an ini- tiative called the Cascadia Lifeline Project that is organiz- ing public utilities, transporta- tion agencies, and others to begin work on how to prepare for life after a major earth- quake. Communities need to think about restoring vital services after an earthquake, including power, water, sewer and others. Ashford testified to Congress in May about the need for public agencies, pri- vate businesses and individuals to develop the resilience to withstand an earthquake. He urged Congress to support three federal initiatives: Invest in more resilient transportation networks that will be critical to rescue, relief and recovery efforts following a natural disaster: • Partner with states to require seismic resilience of federally regulated utilities that transport liquid fuel through pipelines and supply the major- ity of a state’s population, such as in Oregon. • Invest in applied research to improve earthquake resilience. “It will take 50 years for us to fully prepare for this impending earthquake,” Ashford said. “We can’t simply go out and replace all of our existing infrastructure. But we can start now, and we can begin to find ways to better retro-fit, replace or repair things after an earthquake.” Corcoran said most people are not tuned into long-term threats like 300-year earth- quake cycles. Since people in the Pacific Northwest only recently learned about this major recurring natural disas- ter, it is natural for some to feel blindsided by the knowledge and not fully embrace it, he added. Recent media attention has wakened some people to the idea of an earthquake, but it is critical to channel that aware- ness into positive action, he said. “As good as our local emer- gency officials are, they will be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the circum- stances when a major earth- quake takes place,” Corcoran said. “Preparation must begin with the individual, then focus on mutual aid among neigh- bors, and finally on public aid and assistance. 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