National Preparedness Month


National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

As climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, Eugene Water & Electric Board is serious about making the necessary investments to ensure we can provide safe and reliable water and electricity.

Our priorities:

  • Improving extreme weather preparedness and response
  • Replacing and reinforcing aging infrastructure
  • Developing redundant power and water sources and alternative delivery infrastructure preparedness is shared responsibility.

Emergency Water Stations
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We are working with community partners to develop several emergency drinking water distribution sites located throughout the community. Find the emergency water station closest to your home.

Wildfire Safety
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Community wildfire prevention is increasingly important as climate, drought and a host of other issues are converging—resulting in more frequent and damaging wildfire events.  

Personal Preparedness
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Learn how to make a plan, build an emergency supply kit, stay informed, and work together to keep everyone safe.

Prepare for Winter Storms
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September's National Preparedness Month is a great time to get a jump on winter by assembling or refreshing your household emergency supplies and plans.



Additional resources

Pledge to Prepare
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Take EWEB's Pledge to Prepare and start receiving a monthly email with easy, step-by-step recommendations that will help you get two-weeks ready by year-end

Tips for Landlords
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A well-thought-out emergency preparedness plan can help protect your property investment and ensure the safety and well-being of your tenants.

Preparedness Lessons
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We asked participants in EWEB's Pledge to Prepare to share emergency preparedness lessons and tips they learned during the coronavirus crisis, in the hopes their experiences may help others get prepared.

Backup Generator Program
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We offer a financing option for customers to purchase a backup generation system.

Could a Water Crisis Happen Here?
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Emergencies that could lead to a water supply shortage include earthquake, prolonged drought, forest fire in our watershed, severe flood, a chemical spill into the McKenzie River, and a system or facility failure.

Could a Power Crisis Happen Here?
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The February 2021 energy crisis in Texas grabbed the attention of the nation prompting many to wonder if a similar crisis could happen here, and what utility operators and individuals can do to prepare for unprecedented weather events.