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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City of Portland Bureau of Emergency Management: Preparedness Resources
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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). 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). Show less
City of Gresham: Preparedness
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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. 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. Show less
Portland Bureau of Transportation: Snow and Ice in Forecast. Are You Prepared?
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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. 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. Show less
Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management
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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 ho...Show more 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. Show less
The Oregon Resilience Plan
Reducing Risk and Improving Recovery for the Next Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami
eBook - 2013
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
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State website that includes resources disaster mitigation and recovery, training and planning, and technology and response. State website that includes resources disaster mitigation and recovery, training and planning, and technology and response. Show less
PREP Oregon
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Planning for Resilience & Emergency Preparedness ( PREP) brings it all together in one website. PREP provides practical information on getting ready ...Show more 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. Show less
Creating an Emergency Contact Sheet from Kids Health.org
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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. 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. Show less
US Earthquake Information by State
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Ready.gov
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Public awareness campaign (FEMA and Homeland Security) designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natu...Show more 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. Show less
FEMA
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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. 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. Show less
Be Prepared: The Big One: A Northwest Earthquake Survival Guide (Article)
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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. 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. Show less
Are You Prepared? Disaster Readiness Resources for the Whole Family
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Multnomah County Library blog post from Karen T. and Catherine M. Multnomah County Library blog post from Karen T. and Catherine M. Show less
Disaster Preparedness Books for the Whole Family
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Looking for a book to check out from the library? Here is a great list of disaster preparedness books to help the whole family. Looking for a book to check out from the library? Here is a great list of disaster preparedness books to help the whole family. Show less
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