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Be aware. Be prepared. The last Cascadia Subduction Zone event Magnitude 8.0 to 9.1 was on January 26, 1700 (more than 320 years ago), and they happen about every 280 to 350 years. It is time to get ready. This webpage houses all of the primary and secondary disaster resources…


Cascadia Action Steps checklist shows how Oregon residents and guests can prepare to survive and rebuild after the expected Cascadia earthquake and resulting tsunami.


This publication focuses on how residents can cope with the loss of power to their homes. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are likely to lose power during a disaster, but there are many simple steps residents can take to address the resulting challenges.


Survival Basics: Stress Less is a 6-page handout that explores mindfulness techniques to help you prepare to respond with resiliency before, during and throughout stressful times.


In a natural disaster or other emergency, the key to survival is being prepared. Be ready with an emergency kit for your family. Emergency kits contain the basic needs for life: food, water, warmth, first-aid supplies, medications, medical equipment, flashlights and protection from the elements. Learn how to pack your…


With the High Speed Hand Washing technique and some practice, washing your hands properly helps save time, water, energy and prevent the spread of disease. Absences due to illness are reduced. Groups of 5 to 20 or 30 adults to preschoolers can get their hands washed in 5 minutes or…


Educational Article: Officials warn us to stay indoors when air quality is poor due to heavy smoke from wildfires. Reduced exposure to smoke helps protect our lungs, heart, eyes, nose, throat and immune systems. Staying indoors, if possible, can be one of the best ways to protect against the potentially…


Fact sheet that provides tips to keep food safe before, during and after a power outage


Explains how to prepare food when there is no or limited power. Includes safety advice for alternative cooking methods, and suggestions for no-cook foods, food preparation and safe food handling.


Provides recommendations on how to keep foods cold or frozen and determining when food safety has been compromised.


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