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Hazard, Weather and Disaster Planning


Planning for emergencies

It is important to know what types of disasters are likely to occur where you live so that you can take necessary steps to ensure you and your family are prepared and that your home is safeguarded.


Hazards known to impact Oregon:

  • Climate Change 
  • Coastal Erosion 
  • Droughts 
  • Dust Storms 
  • Earthquake 
  • Fire (Wildland-Urban Interface) 
  • Flood 
  • Landslides and Debris Flow 
  • Tsunamis 
  • Volcanic 
  • Windstorms 
  • Winter Storms 


It is also important to know what you can do before, during and after an emergency. The American Red Cross has developed Preparedness Fast Facts link opens in a new window to help you learn how to prepare for and respond to specific types of disasters and emergency situations.


Oregon Disaster History

Visit FEMA's Oregon Disaster History link opens in a new window page to learn more about disasters that have already happened in Oregon.


Major disaster process

Visit FEMA link opens in a new window to learn about the disaster declaration process and disaster aid programs available when a disaster is declared.