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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. These disasters illustrate why being prepared can make a big difference.
A large part of OEM's mission is to empower people to be as prepared as possible in an emergency because once a disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed. The Be 2 Weeks Ready program recommends people have an emergency plan and enough food, water and supplies to survive on their own for at least two weeks following any large-scale disaster.
Disasters can happen anywhere, at any time, and once they occur, it may take days or even weeks for responders to reach everyone who needs help. This will especially be true in the event of a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. Being
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