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2 Weeks Ready

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 resident 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.

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Being 2 Weeks Ready:

  • Takes pressure off first responders so they can triage effectively and attend to life-threatening situations
  • Ensures you and your family can survive if roads are impassable, and no one can reach you with help or supplies
  • Encourages neighbors to care for one another, along with other vulnerable populations

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:

Be Informed

Make An Emergency Plan

Build An Emergency Kit

  • Being prepared means being equipped with at least two weeks’ worth of food, water and critical supplies. Learn how to assemble an emergency supply kit at or American Red Cross.
  • Prepare a pet evacuation kit in a tote bag or pet crate.
  • Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry backpack, bucket or bag that you can use at home or take with you in an emergency.
  • Everyone’s kit will look different. There is no one correct way to put together two weeks’ worth of supplies since everyone has individual needs.

Learn more: Visit our individual, community, and business preparedness pages. See all of the publications on our Preparedness Publications page.

For information in other languages or alternate formats, visit our Equity, Inclusion and Language Access page.