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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

Experience 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.



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