WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR BEND?
This will likely affect our ease of travel around a congested road system, and requires us to rethink how we commute for a couple of days. It may require us to conserve water, pause our landscape irrigation to preserve water for firefighting and drinking. It may affect our cell service and limit our ability to communicate how we’re used to.
The tri-county region has been preparing for the event and trying to encourage the community to do the same.
Eclipse Begins about 9:06 a.m.
Totality of the Eclipse Occurs about 10:19 a.m. Total Darkness for about 2.02 minutes
Eclipse Complete about 11:23 a.m.
- Stock up on groceries at least a week in advance
- Pick up prescriptions and medical supplies early
- Get doctor/dentist appointments completed by Tuesday, August 15th or sooner
- Fill up gas takes and propane
- Get cash (ATMs may run out of money)
During Peak Time (Wednesday, August 16th-Tuesday, August 22nd)
- Leave early for destinations, traffic will be slow and congested
- Stay late at events to avoid peak rush hours and traffic
- Don't drive impaired or distracted
- Pull off the road and shoulder to view the eclipse
- Conserve resources such as water, electricity and internet bandwidth
- If cell phones are busy, send a text - it has a better chance of getting through the saturated communication lines
ECLIPSE INFO & RESOURCES
Bend road closures or detours in the Weekly Road and Traffic Reports at bendoregon.gov/news
Outside resources to help you prepare and get up-to-date information during the event:
- Central Oregon Emergency Information Network - coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com (or Twitter @COEmergencyInfo or Facebook @COEmergencyInfo) for eclipse related updates and emergency alerts.
- 211 (from August 16th - 23rd) or call 211 for general information about non-emergencies such as bathrooms or gas or medical non-emergencies.
- Emergencies: Call 911
- Non-emergencies, police: Call 541-693-6911
- Highway Traffic Report: Call 511 or visit: tripcheck.com
- Regional Fire Information: centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com or Twitter @CentralORFire
- Eye Safety Information: eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety