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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.



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