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ShakeOut 2018 is on Thursday, Oct. 18. Join OEM and partners across the state at 10:18 a.m. as we practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On” and other earthquake safety. For more information or to register to participate in this important earthquake exercise, visit www.shakeout.org/oregon.
OEM Strategic Plan
OEM has spent the past 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. This includes: Take care of the people of Oregon; take care of our partners; and find ways to collaborate, compromise and find solutions that work for OEM and our partners. We welcome public and partner feedback. ( OEM Strategic Plan )
2 Weeks Ready
Experience has shown that in the aftermath of large disasters (consider the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia or Hurricanes Maria and Florence), 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.