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Preparing for a disaster

After a major disaster, it is unlikely that emergency response services will be able to immediately respond to everyone’s needs, so it’s important to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family. Plan to be on your own for at least the first 72 hours.
It is important to make sure that your family is prepared and knows what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency. Visit the Red Cross website and the Ready.gov website for information about:

Planning for children

Disasters are frightening for everyone, and can be traumatic for children, especially if they don't know what to do.
Find information about preparing children, emergency/disaster kits for kids, activity books and more through the Red Cross and the Ready.gov websites.

Certified child foster families

In the event of a disaster or major emergency, Oregon certified foster families have certain steps to follow. Find out what you must do if you are fostering a child that is in the custody of the state.

People with disabilities

It’s important to plan ahead for those with physical, medical or developmental disabilities. If someone in your family has a disability, or if you provide care for a person with a disability find information about making a plan, assembling a kit, communication, equipment and more through the Red Cross and the Ready.gov websites.

Older adults

Planning ahead so you know what to do and who to contact is especially important when you need assistance from those close by. Find steps for making a emergency/disaster plan, and commonsense measures older people can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen. Visit the Red Cross and the Ready.gov websites for information.

Pets

Our pets are an important part of our lives. Make plans in advance for your pets in the event of an emergency. Keep in mind that what’s best for you is typically what’s best for your animals. Visit the Red Cross and the Ready.gov websites for information.​​​