Adults and teenagers are invited to join geologist Tom Horning for “Preparing for Tsunamis: How Soon and How Big?” on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Seaside Civic and Convention Center’s Riverside Room.

Horning talks about the geology of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, earthquakes and tsunamis and how our community can be better “tsunami-prepared.” This free event is hosted by the Seaside Community Emergency Response Team. 

Horning has a master’s degree in geology from Oregon State University. After a varied career as an exploration geologist, he returned to Seaside in 1994 and became a natural hazards and geotechnical consultant doing business as Horning Geosciences. A Seaside native, he experienced the 1964 tsunami as a 10-year-old and is now active in trying to save lives in the tsunami zones in and around Seaside.

There will be maps and materials to take home as well as an example of an easy-to-assemble grab-and-go bag. Additionally, the STARS Amateur Ham Radio Club will be on hand to display ham radio capabilities. CERT believes it is important to know the risks, learn what to expect and develop an emergency action strategy to plan ahead for disasters. The public is encouraged to come and join the discussion and new CERT members are always welcome. A Q&A will follow the presentation. Distancing and masking guidelines will be observed. 

This event is intended for ages 15 and up. The Seaside Civic and Convention center is located at 415 First Ave.

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