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Hazards and Preparedness

The beauty and splendor of Oregon make it a great place to live, but our state has its share of extreme weather, floods, wildfires, earthquakes and even tornadoes. Under the best of circumstances government agencies and other emergency organizations can’t protect you from disaster. It’s our responsibility as individuals, neighborhoods and communities to be aware of hazards and risks, to prepare for the critical period immediately following a disaster, and to make sure that disaster preparedness has the high priority it deserves. By becoming informed of the hazards in Oregon, we can take actions to protect ourselves, reduce losses and recover quickly.

2 Weeks Ready

The Oregon Department of Emergency Management (OEM) encourages everyone to be 2 Weeks Ready for any emergency or disaster. Our 2 Weeks Ready page offers tips and tools to be prepared.

Business Preparedness

There are many things you can do that will increase the odds of your business surviving a disaster. Some of these require little time or money, others can be done as resources permit. Learn more on our Business Preparedness page.

Cascadia Subduction Zone

Much attention has been paid to the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Get the facts on what it is, when it has been active and what its impact might be on Oregon on our Cascadia Subduction Zone page.

Community Preparedness

A major disaster can pose significant challenges for non-profit organizations, schools, colleges and faith-based organizations. Either way, we’re here to help. Information and resources are on our Community Preparedness site.

Hazards in Oregon

Oregon has its share of extreme weather, floods, wildfires, earthquakes and even tornadoes. Learn more about these disaster risks and how to be prepared for them by visiting our Hazards in Oregon page.

Individual Preparedness

Be informed and empowered when it comes to emergency and disaster preparedness. Resources are available on our Individual Preparedness page.

If You See Something, Say SomethingTM

Oregon Emergency Management has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to support public awareness about this important terrorism safety message. A variety of print materials and public service announcements are available for agency partners.

Preparedness Publications

OEM produces several preparedness publications for community distribution. Visit our Preparedness Publications page to see what’s offered and how to access them.