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How ‘Bout that Snowstorm…Are You Ready for Worse?

This week marks the Anniversary of the last Great Earthquake back in the 1700’s, and while all the annoyances of the past week in the Portland Metro area are fresh in folks’ minds, let’s review: @wweek As of 10 am, the official accumulation at our office in Parkrose was 7.9″. Downtown had 11.8″. Before 2008, 6.6″ 1/27/1996. — NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) January 11, 2017   The entire Portland Metropolitan region was hit with infrastructure-crippling snow. The transportation network gets thrown into chaos. Cars are abandoned on roadways; due to road conditions people…

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Resilient Resolutions

10 New Year’s resolutions to keep for 2017 As 2016 comes to a close and the New Year beckons, make 2017 the year you prepare yourself and your family for “The Big One”. Many resilient resolutions cost you absolutely nothing, and yet can make ALL THE DIFFERENCE in an emergency.   Create a Family Communication Plan This costs you nothing to do, and is arguably the most important thing you can do to prepare yourself and your loved ones for ANY emergency. Knowing how to communicate with those you are…

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The Great Snowpocalypse of 2016

Commuters wait on packed platforms for the Evergreen Line train on it’s first rush day at Commercial Drive Station. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG Vancouver Sun This preparedness thing ain’t easy sometimes. Two snow/ice events hit the Pacific Northwest over the tail end of December, 2016, and it was a perfect test of our relative preparedness for a major disaster like the Giant Earthquake that will hit our region. Weather experts did their best to predict the impact, emergency professionals did their best by staging resources, opening warming centers, and activating…

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Donuts are for Dunking (and Delicious!)

Seattle’s KING5 TV has some excellent tips for snow driving. Before Winter Weather returns… Brush Up On Winter Driving Snow doesn’t happen all that often in the Pacific Northwest, but when it does, it can be a real challenge for getting around. Most don’t have or need snow tires or carry chains, and few true Webfoots have has enough time driving on snow to get real practice time in. AWD or 4WD does not matter if you’re driving too fast for conditions, or don’t leave enough distance. Edmunds.com has come…

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Driving through A Winter Wonderland

Looking to hit the Road for the Thanksgiving Holiday? Resilient NW has a ton of great tips for being prepared for any road trip Make sure your car is prepared. Have a car kit Check the route Oregon Trip Check – https://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp Washington State DOT  – http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/ BC Highway Cams – http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/index-Northern.html Have fun!   View in FEMA Multimedia Library  

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September is National Preparedness month – are you prepared?

“Less than 40% of all Americans have an emergency plan, and just 29% updated their supplies in the past year, according to a survey to be made public Thursday. About half said they had some sort of supplies set aside, such as packaged food and bottled water, but less than a third reported having a first-aid kit.” USA Today – 8/26/2014 They say knowledge is power – and in an emergency, information is the number one thing you need to Prepare – Survive – Thrive! Ask yourself this: How will my…

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Pencils, Paper, Books, Backpacks, and a Back To School Emergency Plan!

Changing classrooms, changing teachers, changing schools! Make back to school time a regular part of your family’s emergency planning process. Emergencies can happen at any time. Back to school is hectic enough, so now is a great time to update your family emergency plan, reevaluate your emergency meeting places, contacts, and especially if starting in a new school, prepare your kids and family so that they are as resilient and prepared from day one. Replenish, replace, update. Check your child’s Go Bag and make sure to refresh perishables and batteries.…

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Camp Prepare!

Be prepared and have fun! Can you camp out and survive on just what’s in your emergency kit? Take the American Red Cross Camp Prepare! Challenge! Register here Are you prepared for a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake or other disasters, big and small? The Red Cross Cascades Region invites you to test out your preparedness by camping out in your own backyard or at a campsite using only the contents of your preparedness kit! You can camp in your own backyard or at a campsite! List of Recommended Emergency Kit Items…

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Keep Your Pets Prepared and Resilient on the 4th of July Holiday

They have bonfire night in Britain, but the above graphic is a really cute one…. Resilient Pets Require Prepared Pet Owners! Some important things to keep in mind this long weekend: Pets and Fireworks Don’t Mix Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals. Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets,…

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