For EWEB, preparing for harsh winter storms is a year-round responsibility. While we can’t control the weather, we can make our electric infrastructure more resilient to withstand storms that bring snow, ice and wind to Eugene.Find Out More
Imagine if heavy snowfall and freezing rain hit Eugene this winter. Imagine damaged trees, road closures and widespread power outages. What would you do?Find Out More
Hundreds of landowners in the McKenzie River valley are working with EWEB to prevent future fires and protect the river by replanting burned properties and removing fuels like dead trees and underbrush.Find Out More
When access to pad mount transformers, cable, and smart meter chips tightened, EWEB only had one choice – double down on its core values, provide safe and reliable electricity. Below are the stories from EWEB staff about how they have navigated the ups and downs of this new frontier.Find Out More
EWEB’s electric safety trailer is an interactive tool for the public to learn how to react in a potentially dangerous situation.Find Out More
Laura Farthing has been working for EWEB for the past 14 years. She’s the lead engineer on EWEB’s water storage construction project near E. 40th and Patterson St.Find Out More
EWEB used the tactic of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for the first time to mitigate the risk of wildfires.Find Out More
EWEB held a grand opening event for our Emergency Water Station near the Sheldon Fire Station on Saturday, September 10. The site would supply drinking water for the neighborhood in the event of a catastrophic earthquake or other disaster that cut off water to customers.Find Out More
This unique opportunity to reduce the infrastructure footprint and maintenance costs will also improve wildfire mitigation because less infrastructure means less chance of ignition or damage from a fire.Find Out More
We are working to ensure our systems are ready to perform through extreme heat. Check out tips and resources to help you stay safe and comfortable while conserving energy.Find Out More
EWEB’s Board of Commissioners approved the utility’s first Wildfire Mitigation Plan during the July 5 Board meeting.Find Out More
Using fireworks near power lines could lead to a fire, explosion, power outage or downed line.Find Out More
EWEB will continue the annual closure of our College Hill Reservoir over the Fourth of July holiday and prohibit fireworks on the property grounds.Find Out More
It's called an FUV, a fun utility vehicle. And we are so having FUN! We are proud to have a small fleet of electric vehicles. Two to be exact.Find Out More
On June 18, with the help of community neighbors, EWEB inaugurated a new emergency water station at the Lane County Fairgrounds.Find Out More
In the spirit of family peace and harmony, many of us avoid talking politics over the dinner table. But here's a topic that can bring everyone together: emergency preparedness.
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to make, or refresh, your emergency plans. As you pass around the turkey and the pumpkin pie, talk with your family about what you would do in an emergency such as an ice storm or other disaster. By coming up with a plan ahead of time, you can help ensure your family's safety and comfort during a winter storm that could knock out the electricity or water for days, or even longer.
Put together a plan by discussing these five questions with your family:
1. How will we receive emergency alerts and warnings?
Many mobile devices will now bring you wireless emergency alerts—real-time information directly from local and federal sources. Check out these alert options:
Lane County ALERT ME! Lane County is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or voice call (in extreme cases), based on your preferences. ALERT ME! works like a "reverse 911" system if you opt in to the service. Sign up today and share the types of alerts and notifications that you would like to receive, as well as your contact information and preferences.
American Red Cross Earthquake Mobile App Receive alerts and notifications when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out.
FEMA Mobile App Learn what to do before, during, and after emergencies with safety tips, and receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service.
Update your EWEB account To avoid steps during a power outage, please make sure your current cell phone number(s) are tied to your EWEB account. Call Customer Service at (541) 685-7000 or email EWEB.Answers@eweb.org to update your account.
2. What is our shelter plan?
Depending on your circumstances and the nature of the emergency, it may be best to stay where you are and avoid any uncertainty outside by "sheltering in place." Do you have an emergency stock of food, water, medicines, fuel and other supplies? If you needed to leave home, where would you go? To a family member or friend's home? A hotel? A shelter? Where is the closest public shelter located? Consider your options and discuss with your loved ones in advance.
3. What is our evacuation route?
In a natural disaster, some roads and bridges may be unpassable. It's smart to plan ahead for a few different route options to your shelter location. Keep a map in your car in case your mobile navigation is unavailable.
4. What is our family communication plan?
In an emergency, many people trying to use their mobile phones and land lines at the same time may create network congestion. Have a conversation with your family and agree on a plan for how you will communicate and reconnect. Here are some tips to consider:
5. What is our plan for loved ones with special needs?
Customers who are dependent on power for special medical equipment should have a plan for power outages. Consider purchasing a back-up generator and make sure your loved ones know how to safely use it. Set up plans with friends or relatives to check on special-needs folks, and transport them if necessary to a site with electricity, such as emergency centers, hotels or neighbors.
Once you have a plan, document it. You can find some handy templates to use as a guide at https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.
And don't forget your emergency kit! Check out our website for some handy checklists and other resources.
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