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State of Emergency - Umatilla, Union and Wallowa Counties
Governor Brown declared a state of emergency on Friday, February 7, in three Oregon counties due to severe flooding, increased snowmelt, landslides and erosion. Representatives from Oregon's Office of Emergency Management, the State Fire Marshal, ODOT, Oregon National Guard, Oregon Health Authority, Lincoln and Deschutes Counties, the American Red Cross and FEMA are among partners who have stepped up to support the response. A story map for this event has been created and will continue to be updated as information changes.
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.
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.