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Oregon has experienced a recent cycle of emergencies and disasters, including floods, drought, wildfires, ice storms, excessive heat, and a pandemic. If the recent disasters that have impacted our state have taught us anything, it's that being prepared can make a big difference. Each Oregon citizen should proactively prepare to be self-sufficient for at least two weeks during a disaster.
First responders may not be able to reach everyone impacted within hours or even days after a disaster. This is especially the case in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami. Being 2 Weeks Ready means having a plan and enough supplies for you and your household to survive on your own for a full two weeks should a disaster occur.
Disasters – large and small – can strike any time. Taking simple steps today can pay huge dividends when the next emergency arrives. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management’s 2 Weeks Ready program empowers Oregonians to:
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