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2019 Year in Review
Oregon Office of Emergency Managemenet has published its 2019 Year in Review. OEM Director Phelps reviews the agency's accomplishments and community outreach activities, and extends appreciation to OEM partners who continue to help foster a community of preparedness statewide.
Presidential Disaster Declaration
OEM Continues to work with FEMA and nine Oregon counties on the two separate presidential disaster declarations that occurred in 2019: February winter storms (DR 4432) and April floods (DR 4452). Winter storms impacted communities in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jefferson, and Lane counties. This story map provides additional information . Federal assistance was also made available after severe flooding in Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn, Umatilla, and Wheeler counties. A story map for this event provides a recap of the disaster.
2 Weeks Ready
has shown that in the aftermath of large disasters, it may take weeks before
help can arrive. While first responders are at the ready to assist wherever,
whenever needed, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management encourages people to
create preparedness kits to maintain self-sufficiency for a minimum of two
weeks. OEM has a host of publications, videos and other resources to help you
to be 2 Weeks Ready.