Multcolib Research Picks: Disaster Preparedness Online Resources

Annotation:Detailed resources include making an emergency plan for families and individuals with disabilities, planning for heat or earthquakes, and local training like the Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET).

Annotation:Gresham also has some useful information online, including a Neighborhood Ready PDF that you can use to as a tool to get to know your neighbors and other local resources.

Annotation:The best advice for traveling in bad winter weather is not to travel at all, if you can avoid it. Here are some additional tips for winter driving in Portland.

Annotation:Being prepared for The Big One and knowing what to do will make all the difference when seconds count in an emergency. Here you can find information on how to prepare an emergency supply kit, develop family communications and emergency plans, stay informed during an emergency and get information about the various natural and man-made disasters that could occur.

The Oregon Resilience Plan
The Oregon Resilience Plan Reducing Risk and Improving Recovery for the Next Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami (eBook - 2013 ) Connect to archived version »

Annotation:Very large earthquakes will occur in Oregon’s future, and our state’s infrastructure will remain poorly prepared to meet the threat unless we take action now to start building the necessary resilience. This is the central finding of the Oregon Resilience Plan requested by Oregon’s 76th Legislative Assembly.

Annotation:State website that includes resources disaster mitigation and recovery, training and planning, and technology and response.

Annotation:Planning for Resilience & Emergency Preparedness ( PREP) brings it all together in one website. PREP provides practical information on getting ready for any potential emergency, from storms and power outages to floods and earthquakes. This information will help you and your neighbors to make it through on your own, since authorities may be overwhelmed and unable to respond promptly after a major disaster.

Annotation:The best time to prepare for an emergency is before one happens. Make sure your family knows emergency phone numbers and your kids know how to place a call for help.

US Earthquake Information by State
US Earthquake Information by State (Website or Online Data ) Click here for more »

Annotation:US Geological Survey information on earthquakes by state. Includes maps, historical information, recent quake information and Tsunamis resources.

Annotation: Public awareness campaign (FEMA and Homeland Security) designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. Includes protective measures to take for a wide variety of situations, kit building ideas, and information for kids). Website is available in a number of languages including Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Spanish.

Annotation:The FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) website includes information about protecting your home and how to apply for assistance in the aftermath of an event.

Annotation:Article from the Portland Monthly Magazine dated July 1, 2014 about how Portland and surrounding areas would fare in the Cascadia Subduction Quake and aftermath.

Annotation:Multnomah County Library blog post from Karen T. and Catherine M.

Annotation:Looking for a book to check out from the library? Here is a great list of disaster preparedness books to help the whole family.

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Floods, earthquakes, snow, volcanoes, and landslides! Trying to think of and prepare for every possible catastrophe that might occur in the Pacific Northwest can be daunting! Thankfully there are many resources available from your Multnomah County Library and other government agencies to help you plan for any situation. Here are some of the most useful local and federal resources. - Karen T. and Catherine M.

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