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A trip to the beach should be fun. Unfortunately, many people are injured or killed along our nation’s beaches by hazardous sneaker waves, rip currents and high surf.

Did you know that landslides take place most often where they’ve occurred in the past? They’re also more common in areas that have recently been burned by a wildfire.  

Did you know that wildfires can move at speeds of up to 14 miles an hour? 

In Oregon and Southwest Washington, there is a high probability of a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The Red Cross recommends that you have enough supplies to be self-sufficient for at least two weeks.   We recommend that you have an emergency supplies kit in each location that you …

Pandemics and large-scale outbreaks can claim millions of lives, disrupt societies and devastate economies. 

Did you know that floodwaters as little as six inches deep can be strong enough to sweep a person off their feet?

Power outages are most commonly caused by bad weather, trees contacting electric lines or equipment, motor vehicle crashes affecting electric equipment, equipment failure or damage caused by animals. Faulty wiring and equipment in your buildings can also cause a localized power outage. 

Did you know that during a major earthquake you may be without utilities for weeks or even months?

The states in the U.S. at greatest risk of tsunamis are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

Emergency preparedness tips for seniors Natural disasters can strike at any time, and when they do, the damage is often considerable. Various preventive measures can protect people and their homes from the potentially devastating impact of natural disasters. For example, oceanfront communiti…

How pet owners can prepare for disasters in advance The need to prepare for natural disasters is never more apparent than right after an especially harsh storm touches down. But disaster preparation should be a proactive endeavor, as taking action before a storm can make confronting the stor…