We are representatives of Oregon Agencies and organizations planning and preparing for the August 21st Solar Eclipse, or as we call it, the ApocEclipse – Ask Us Anything!
Edit:. That's all folks! Thank you all so much for the fantastic questions and the opportunity to serve you in our agencies! Please stay safe during the eclipse by stocking up on water, groceries, gas, meds and anything else you may need! Arrive early, stay put, and leave late. Buy NASA approved eclipse glasses. Most importantly, have fun. :)
Hello Reddit – We are here to answer your questions about the upcoming August 21st Total Solar Eclipse and how it will impact Oregon, as well as questions about the field of emergency management/public affairs, and preparedness. Spoiler alert: We NEVER expected it to be as big of a deal as it is today.
Today on this AMA we have:
• Jefferson County, Oregon - /u/PublicHealthPrepCO
• Oregon Parks and Recreation Department - /u/oregonstateparks
• Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management - /u/ashley_volz
• St. Charles Healthcare - /u/StCharlesHealthPIO
• Oregon Department of Forestry – /u/MyOregonForests-ODF
• Oregon Office of Emergency Management – /u/oregonoem
• Oregon Department of Transportation – /u/ODOT-Official
We will officially begin answering questions at 10am and stick around for about an hour, although some of us will stick around longer. We want to answer your questions and dispel rumors.
If you’re visiting Oregon and have questions, please be sure to look at:
City of Madras Eclipse website.
Oregon Health Authority website.
And the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network blog linked below.
This AMA was organized in part by the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN) and the mod team at /r/CascadianPreppers
https://www.facebook.com/JeffersonCountyOrHealthDepartment/posts/1059907500806331 https://www.facebook.com/OregonStateParks/ http://www.coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com https://twitter.com/COEmergencyInfo/status/888531911567486976 https://twitter.com/ODF_COD/status/889997845062836224 https://twitter.com/OregonOEM/status/890296669262143488 https://www.facebook.com/STCHealth