A major disaster can pose significant challenges for
non-profit organizations, schools, colleges and faith-based organizations. Even a minor disaster can interfere with your
ability to operate, or require funding for repairs. There are steps your organization can take to
be prepared. The information below can
help you. You may want to take basic
steps to prepare your organization. You
may want to create a full-scale preparedness program. Either way, we’re here to help.
We encourage organizations to think of all the hazards they may face. Oregon has windstorms, wildfires, floods and winter storms. We have
even seen tornados. It is expected that a major earthquake will occur. Cybercrime and other human-caused problems are also a danger to a wide
range of organizations.
The physical damage from a full-scale Cascadia
earthquake will primarily occur west of the Cascade Mountains. However, every area of Oregon will be
impacted by the potential loss of fuel supplies and the unprecedented
requirements for emergency response. Organizations need to be aware of the statewide impacts, and plan for
how they will prepare and respond.