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February 2019 Winter Storm
The winter snowstorm affecting Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane and Jefferson counties Feb. 24-27, 2019, has resulted in a major disaster declaration request. The letter, along with documentation requesting FEMA Public Assistance, was submitted to President Trump by Oregon Governor Kate Brown on April 18. A story map of the impact the storm had on these Oregon counties has been created.
OEM Strategic Plan
spent several months revising its strategic plan which defines the mission,
vision, core values and goals for the agency. The updated document outlines
strategic goal areas and metrics to evaluate the agency’s progress. The plan
also includes the director’s standing orders, or priorities for OEM. OEM Strategic Plan
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.