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. 














Together We Prepare
Together, We Prepare

Together, We Prepare

Here are some of the ways we work proactively to keep the lights on and the tap water flowing.

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.