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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

Oregon’s Office 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.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

For many months in 2017, Oregon Office of Emergency Management worked with Travel Oregon and a host of other agencies to help ensure that thousands of Oregonians, and visitors to our state, enjoyed a positive and enjoyable experience during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

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 page.

Hazard Mitigation

Hazard mitigation is any action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property as a result of natural disasters. Learn more about hazard mitigation by visiting our Hazard Mitigation page.

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 Office of 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.

Tsunami Safe: Hospitality Begins with Safety

Tsunamis are a real hazard for coastal communities in Oregon – an area where tourism abounds. To help coastal businesses plan, educate their employees, and inform their visitors, OEM offers Tsunami Safe: Hospitality begins with Safety.

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