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"If You See Something, Say Something™"
If you see something, say something. This is the hallmark slogan of a nationwide campaign
launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. Oregon Office of Emergency Management has partnered with DHS to support public awareness about this important terrorism safety message.
2 Weeks Ready
A large earthquake and tsunami will demolish parts of western Oregon and leave much of the area's transportation routes destroyed. Oregonians will need to count on each other in the community, in the workplace, and at home in order to be safe until help can arrive. This is just one reason why OEM encourages people to be prepared to be on their own for a minimum of two weeks following a disaster. We've created a wide variety of two weeks ready resources
, and recently launched a series of fun and friendly animated videos
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