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2017 Total Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017
For an entire year, Oregon Office of Emergency Management worked with Travel Oregon and a host of other agencies to help ensure that thousands of Oregonians, and visitors to our state, have a positive and enjoyable experience during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The planning paid off! Millions of spectators had a safe and memorable event. Our thanks to our partners, to community members who heeded our suggestion to “arrive early, stay put and leave late,” and to the media who helped to helped to share our safety messages.
January 2017 Storms
On August 8, OEM received a presidential disaster declaration for severe winter storms that raged across the state Jan. 7-10, 2017. The declaration covers Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River and Josephine counties. Reimbursement funds are available to eligible applicants. The original request, submitted on March 12, 2017 covered winter storms between Jan 7-20, and requested assistance for 10 counties. The original request was denied on May 12; OEM appealed the denial on June 9.

2 Weeks Ready
This campaign, launched by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut in 2016, aims to inspire citizens to be self-sufficient for two weeks in the aftermath of a natural disaster such as a Cascadia earthquake. Learn more about how to be two weeks ready.
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Prepare Your Pantry
Prepare to Hydrate



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