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Tsunami Wayfinding Signage and Drill Support
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management is offering coastal communities the opportunity to install Tsunami  Evacuation Route Blue Lines and to receive financial support for holding a community-wide tsunami evacuation drill. Review the request for application for more details. Applications due by July 25, 2017.
2017 Total Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017
Oregon Office of Emergency Management is working 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 eclipse will arc across Oregon all the way to the southeastern coast of South Carolina, and beyond. This first total solar eclipse in 38 years to cross the continental United States—will attract millions of spectators.
January 2017 Storms
A winter storm between Jan. 7-20, 2017, brought severe weather affecting much of Oregon including cold arctic air, heavy snow, freezing rain and ice accumulation, flooding, mud and landslides, high winds, large ocean waves and high surf conditions. Although the State of Oregon requested a Presidential disaster declaration to assist with recovery, the request was denied. OEM appealed the denial on June 9.

2 Weeks Ready
This new campaign, launched by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut, 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.
2 Weeks Ready Facebook
Prepare Your Pantry
Prepare to Hydrate


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