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
On June 18, with the help of community neighbors, EWEB inaugurated a new emergency water station at the Lane County Fairgrounds.Find Out More
As a public utility, it is important EWEB check in with customers to see how we are performing. We invite you to share your feedback and opinions.Find Out More
If you have a 72-hour emergency kit and a disaster plan for your family, then you have a great start on emergency preparedness. Here are some New Year's tips to help you take the next steps to be ready for whatever 2018 may bring.
Store more food and water
Your 72-hour kit is a great start and will be very helpful in a "typical" storm or power outage. But a major disaster such as a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake could knock out power and water services for weeks or longer. Experts now recommend that you store 14 gallons of water per person and pets—enough for two weeks.
Get to know your neighbors
In a major disaster, professional emergency response may be delayed for hours, even days. Neighborhood connections will be especially important. Check out the Map Your Neighborhood program for a simple, step-by-step guide to help you and your neighbors prepare for an emergency.
Protect your financial well-being
Do you have copies of critical documents in a safe place that is protected from both fire and water? Are your documents available to "grab and go" in case of evacuation? Do you have emergency cash on hand? FEMA's Citizen Core and Operation Hope have developed The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit to help you prepare financially and reduce the financial impacts of disasters.
Sign up for a class
Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive. The Eugene-Springfield CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) holds regular trainings on a variety of emergency topics, as does the local chapter of American Red Cross.
Keeping New Year's resolutions can be hard, but emergency preparedness doesn't have to be. Check out our website for handy checklists and resources, as well as tips for storing and treating water, using back-up power sources, turning off utilities in an emergency, and more.
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