National Preparedness Month: 2 Weeks Ready

Published on September 09, 2022

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This National Preparedness Month, the City and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management are encouraging residents to be 2 Weeks Ready.  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.

Being 2 Weeks Ready means staying informed and aware of risks.  Make sure you and your family have an emergency plan and enough food, water and supplies to survive for at least two weeks following any large-scale disaster. Being 2 Weeks Ready also encourages neighbors to care for one another, along with other vulnerable populations. For every person that is prepared, that's one less person first responders need to assist, allowing them to better prioritize and attend to life-threatening situations.

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.

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