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Oregon's Office of Emergency Management urges everyone to be
Oregon's Office of Emergency Management urges everyone to be "2 Weeks Ready" for any type of disaster. For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/oem/2WeeksReady
Be "2 Weeks Ready" and be Earthquake Prepared (Photo) - 10/11/17

OEM launches series of 2 Weeks Ready videos to provide fun, friendly information and a memorable jingle

SALEM, OR -- October 11, 2017 -- The shaking starts. It's an earthquake! What do you do? Many people sit there wondering, "Is this 'The Big One'?" On October 19 at 10:19 a.m., join millions who will practice what you should REALLY do during an earthquake: Drop, Cover, and Hold On! Find out how and register to participate at www.ShakeOut.org/Oregon.

Oregon's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urges everyone to be 2 Weeks Ready for earthquakes and other disasters. To that end, the agency has developed a series of lively one-minute videos, viewable on the OEM YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/2wxyE9C), to inform and educate the public.

Andrew Phelps, OEM director, suggests that in addition to having two weeks' of food, water and other supplies, take time to talk with your family and friends about what you will do when disaster strikes and if you're not together during an emergency. Do family members know what to do and where to go? Is heavy furniture at home or equipment at work braced for safety? Do you know how to turn off your gas line? Is your preparedness kit accessible? How will you communicate with your loved ones after a major disaster?

These are critical questions when planning for disasters such as earthquakes and go beyond having emergency items. Develop a family disaster plan, assign roles or duties for each family member, and do the same for people in your neighborhood.

"During an emergency, we will need to count on each other," says Phelps. "Be aware of what hazards or disasters can impact you and your family, have emergency supplies and know what to do 2 minutes, 2 hours, 2 days and 2 weeks after a disaster."

The 2 Weeks Ready campaign was launched by Oregon's Office of Emergency Management in 2016 in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut. It aims to inspire citizens to be self-sufficient for two weeks in the aftermath of a major disaster. A series of brochures (http://bit.ly/2ktFjex), a Facebook page (http://bit.ly/2jUgHPx) and Twitter feed (@2WeeksReady) provide information, resources and assistance with disaster preparedness planning.

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9-1-1 outages fixed in Grant, Morrow, Union, Umatilla, Baker, Wallowa, Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler and Jefferson counties (Photo) - 10/05/17

U.S. Cellular has stated 911 outages caused by a network issue in parts of Eastern Oregon have been resolved to ensure all 911 calls are routed accurately and effectively.

The Great ShakeOut at 10:19 a.m. on October 19, is the world's largest earthquake drill. Anyone can participate. Register today at www.shakeout.org/oregon.
The Great ShakeOut at 10:19 a.m. on October 19, is the world's largest earthquake drill. Anyone can participate. Register today at www.shakeout.org/oregon.
Don't Freak Out! ShakeOut -- and be "2 Weeks Ready" (Photo) - 10/04/17

SALEM, OR -- October 4, 2017 -- At 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, millions of people worldwide will practice how to "Drop, Cover and Hold On" as part of the Great ShakeOut. This important earthquake drill is a good way to practice what to do when seismic activity occurs. Register today at www.shakeout.org/oregon.

In a recently-issued gubernatorial proclamation, Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared October 19, 2017, "Great Oregon ShakeOut Day." The proclamation encourages participation in the ShakeOut and urges Oregonians to be 2 Weeks Ready.

Surviving and recovering from a major earthquake is not a matter of luck. It's a matter of being prepared and practicing how you'll protect yourself and what you'll do next. Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves during earthquakes -- at home, at work, at school, and even while traveling. Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an annual opportunity to practice "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" and learn earthquake safety tips.

2 Weeks Ready
During an emergency, we will need to count on each other. 2 Weeks Ready means being aware of what hazards can occur, having a kit and knowing what to do 2 hours, 2 days and 2 weeks after a disaster. A series of short and lively videos have been produced to shed light on simple ways to be 2 Weeks Ready. They focus on food, shelter, water, first aid, pets, youth and neighbors. The first video in the series can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2hKDWfl. The series will launch on October 11.

"Earthquake safety is a very real concern in Oregon," says Andrew Phelps, director of Oregon's Office of Emergency Management. "We know that a Cascadia Subduction Zone quake and tsunami could leave large areas of our state without resources for days and weeks. Having 2 weeks of food, water and other emergency supplies is critical for individuals and families who may need to take care of themselves until formal response resources can reach them."

The 2 Weeks Ready campaign was launched by Oregon's Office of Emergency Management in 2016 in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut. It aims to inspire citizens to be self-sufficient for two weeks in the aftermath of a major disaster. A series of brochures (http://bit.ly/2ktFjex), a Facebook page (http://bit.ly/2jUgHPx) and Twitter feed (@2WeeksReady) provide information, resources and assistance with disaster preparedness planning.

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