Jul 31st 2017 by Wdwdash • 9 Questions • 8090 Points
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
Is the animated series of Dr Katz ever coming back for a new season?
What is the most fucked up thing that a fan has done/tried to do to you?
Someone sent me a Barbie doll once that had my head on it.
I won't say it is a terrible idea but if you do bike down, I would make sure you're very visible, wearing a helmet, have supplies like food and water, and be vigilant in watching out for traffic patterns.
Grandma's Boy and Bucky Larson. But I'm proud of all of it. Zero regrets in roles.
The short answer is yes. We are recommending that locals fuel their vehicles up on Tuesday or Wednesday. Central Oregon has 3-4 days of gas on average before needing "restocking". Deliveries for most resources are going to be difficult because of the increased traffic on our roads.
Edit: And there WILL be deliveries. There are plans for influxes with the fuel companies but it's still good to be prepared for longer wait times for fuel.
Have you ever had a therapist tell you they were inspired to become a therapist by Dr. Katz?
How is Gay Robot doing these days?
could you estimate the budget dedicated to apoceclipse over the entire state?
I just wanted to say that answering your question would be extremely difficult since it's a partnership between many different city, county, and state agencies. I know we've spent a lot of time and effort planning for this event over the last 2 years!
We are watching the eclipse in Madras and then driving to PDX to catch a 9 pm flight that night. Normally a 2.5 hour drive, but we'll have about 9 hours. Any guesses as to if we'll make it?
And a BIG THANK YOU to all of you and all the agencies and people working on this!
We didn't, but Jon Benjamin was living with Laura Silverman when we started making the show.
You can make it BUT make sure you have food, water, and patience in abundance since there will be increased traffic leaving the area.
I've seen some people think that we have infinite dispersed camping in areas like Mt Hood and that can be their fallback. I think lack of parking will self regulate that at least some. But for other areas in Central Oregon are there plans in place to deal with possible overcrowding of natural areas?
Yes I will officiate your wedding. When are you getting married?
The Potterton call was for real! And that woman is still working.
The public lands folks do have plans in place to help protect our natural areas. I'll tag them to answer any specifics.
Oregon Department of Forestry – /u/MyOregonForests-ODF
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department - /u/oregonstateparks
I will also say that we have spent almost 2 years planning together for this event so we are confident we can handle what comes our way! We all work together frequently to make sure that we can meet demands and keep people safe.
Depends. I tour a lot. Write every day. Try to work out. Some weeks I'll just get hammered. Depends on my mood and whether I have to fart.
We have a network of HAM Radio Operators in Jefferson County that will be involved at our Emergency Operations Center and at their homes to give us situational awareness of traffic and other issues.
I live in Bend, OR and have heard a number of doom and gloom predictions about the aftermath (And even the foremath with hundreds of thousands of visitors streaming in over 4-5 days).
What plans are in place to deal with the almost guaranteed rise in crime in the major areas the eclipse is passing through (Salem, Madras, Ontario), and what will be done with people that get stranded here and homeless?
I think that joke is timeless. I think polar bears as a species have bigger problems.
To add onto what OEM said, I think most agencies don't foresee a huge uptick in violent crime. There may be more things like trespassing and shoplifting but most people spent quite a bit of money to experience this here and I don't imagine they came here to get arrested!
Also, we have a local chapter of the Red Cross that we have been planning with, so we could potentially utilize their ability to shelter if we did have a lot of people temporarily stranded here for some reason.
Good morning from the West Coast! I used to host a folk/roots music radio show, had no idea of your musical background. What are you listening to these days?
I saw you at my school years ago. A girl in the back kept screaming "take off your pants." You compared her to a pterodactyl and told her not to have children until she is elderly. Do you remember this?
Also, which side character of yours from an Adam Sandler movie most deserves a spinoff?
Haha. Sounds about right. And Billy Madison or Wedding Singer.
Hey Mr. Katz~! Wanted to tell you I'm a big fan (who isn't?) but I don't have any suuuuper relevant questions, except maybe...do you still enjoy playing table tennis? (also, I like that you call it table tennis instead of ping-pong. The mark of a true professional.)
I'm a writer too--I'm wondering what your favorite genre to work in is, if you ever write stuff totally crazy, just to experiment.
Also, low key--if you ever want a crazy, fresh talent: I'm available. (just for the record, that's a reaction gif, not some weird link to my contact info or anything.)
Thanks for reading!
Whats the worst poop you ever took? Please specify the reason for the disaster poop and location of deification.
I do, but I don't play as well as I used to. I play it like air guitar.
I like drama, and somewhere in there I'll find comedy. But if I approach comedy head on, I may get lost.
I took a shit in Vegas that looked like green alien barf. It's amazing what drinking a lot does to your body. So bad for you but still sweet. In moderation.
Love your shit. Did God ever end up blessing vodka?
Yes, of course. ha. Still laughing that I said that on air. Josh was like "what the fuck"
Have you ever eaten pizza from the Tin Shed in Shakopee? It's good.
No. But I'll change that.
How much pot do you smoke? What's a funny memory you have from filming grandmas boy? Do you do any charity work? Loved you in grandmas boy- one of my classic go to stoner films. I just learned about your show via this AMA so I'll be sure to check it out!
I actually don't smoke weed. Haven't for maybe 25 years. Everyone thinks I do even though I've said I don't on specials.
That's all I had. No other dream. Truly. When I was a child I wanted to be an architect cause of the movie Three Men and a Baby.
Why do you think Bucky Larson was snubbed by the Emmys?
Robots, man, robots.
Yes of course. I love Adam. People hate on him and it's like "if you don't like him than don't watch his movies" but he's funny and great.
Happy to see you back on CC, man. Will you and Rogan really do a companion podcast soon and watch Laserblast?
Fuck yeah we will.
If you could work with anyone who has passed that you never got a chance to, who would it be?
Charlie Chaplin. Worship him.
Which do you hate more? The Saints, The Packers, or Packer Fans?
great question. Packers the team.