Preparing for Emergencies


There's always the possibility that a natural or human-caused disaster could affect us here in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to be prepared to be on their own for a minimum of two weeks. This will help emergency responders focus limited resources on injured and other vulnerable populations immediately following a disaster.

Remember, emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility. Here is some information to help you prepare, and stay safe, in the event of an emergency. 













National Preparedness Month activities
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September is National Preparedness Month! Check out these local educational events and activities throughout September to help community members prepare for disasters or emergencies. 

Earthquake safety guide for homeowners
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You can significantly reduce damage to your home by fixing a number of known and common weaknesses. This FEMA booklet is a good start to begin strengthening your home against earthquake damage.

OPB: Unprepared
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Check out the OPB news series "Unprepared," a collection of in-depth reporting, video, and helpful information about the Cascadia megaquake.