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Earthquakes

Image of the front cover of the Earthquake Primer in English Earthquake Primers in 11 languages. This packet of materials includes earthquake facts, a guide to help you make an emergency plan, a guide to help you build an emergency kit, and a poster about how to protect yourself if you experience a quake.  Available here
Image of the cover of Living on Shaky Ground booklet Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon. This handbook will help you prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis in Oregon. It explains how you can prepare for, survive, and recover from them. It also describes what you can do today to save lives, reduce injuries, and minimize damage. Available here
Image of Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt poster. Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt. This poster contains recommendations for reducing hazards within your home. Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt (664.53 KB)

General Preparedness

Cover image of Family Emergency Supplies Calendar Family Emergency Supplies Calendar. Putting together a disaster kit can seem daunting. This calendar helps make it easier by helping you assemble the kit in small, achievable steps. Family Emergency Supplies Calendar (86.15 KB)
Cover image of My Pocket Plan My Pocket Plan. Create a valuable family emergency action plan using this small pocket booklet, and place the booklet with your emergency medications in a safe, easy-to-access location. Available here
Cover image of Building and Strengthening Disaster Readiness Among Neighbors Building and Strengthening Disaster Readiness Among Neighbors. In a disaster, your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you. This handout lists the first 9 steps to take immediately following disaster to secure your home and to protect your neighborhood; helps you identify the skills and equipment each neighbor has that are useful in an effective disaster response; walks you through the steps of creating a Neighborhood Map to determine gas meter and propane tank locations and neighbors who may need additional assistance. Available here
Cover image of Prepare a Resource Guide Prepare! A Resource Guide. Disaster can strike at any time. Disaster preparedness starts with you. This book guides you through the steps you and your family should take to be self-sufficient after a major disaster. Available here
Image of Your Emergency Cue Card Your Emergency Cue Card. The Emergency CUE Card is designed to give Concise, Useful, Easy information to help you in many crisis situations. The CUE Card is very small and fits easily in a pocket. Available here
Cover image of Without Warning Earthquake Comic Without Warning! Earthquake Comic. Dark Horse Comics, in collaboration with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, created this comic book -style narrative of what can happen during an earthquake and why it's important to be prepared. Geared towards young adults. Available here
Cover image of Preparedness 101 Zombie Pandemic novella Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic. This comic book style novella, meant to be both educational and entertaining, emphasizes the importance of being prepared so that you'll be ready for any kind of disaster, even zombies. Preparedness 101 Zombie Pandemic, a novella (11.82 MB)

General Preparedness - Children

Cover image of Family Home Child Care Disaster Response Handbook Family Home Child Care Crisis/Disaster Response Handbook. The purpose of this handbook is to give family home child care providers step-by-step procedures on how to respond to disaster/crisis situations during the first 30 minutes. Once finalized, your disaster plan should be able to be used as a guide for any disaster by any adult on the premises. Use your disaster plan to conduct routine drills, to train any staff, and to inform parents about your plans.  Family Home Childcare Disaster Handbook (263.82 KB)
Cover image of Child Care Center Disaster Response Handbook Child Care Center Crisis/Disaster Response Handbook. The purpose of this handbook is to give child care center personnel step-by-step procedures on how to respond to disaster/crisis situations during the first 30 minutes. Once finalized, your disaster plan should be able to be used as a guide for any disaster by any adult on the premises. Use your disaster plan to conduct routine drills, to train your staff, and to inform parents about your plans.  Childcare Center Disaster Handbook (261.35 KB)

General Preparedness - People With Disabilities

Cover image of Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities has been designed to help people who have physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive disabilities to prepare for natural disasters and their consequences. It contains information that can help you organize a personal disaster plan and includes plans for the care of service animals and/or pets during a disaster.  Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities (1.35 MB)
Cover image of Ready Now Emergency Preparedness Tool Kit for People with Disabilities Ready Now! Emergency Preparedness Tool Kit For People with Disabilities. This tool kit is a guide to help you prepare for an emergency. The tools and checklists in this handbook can be used as a step-by-step guide to making an emergency plan. Available here

General Preparedness - Pets

Image of Family Pet Emergency Plan Family Pet Emergency Plan. Keep a copy of this document, a photo of your pet, and a copy of your pet’s veterinary records with your pet emergency kit Family Pet Emergency Plan (80.96 KB)
Image of Including Your Pets in Disaster Preparedness Plans Including Your Pets in Disaster Preparedness Plans. Having a plan and a kit ready to go will help keep pets safe in a disaster or emergency situation. This leaflet includes what you need to know for evacuations with pets and what you can do to make the experience better for both you and your pet. Available here

General Preparedness - Businesses

Cover image of Preparedness Scorecard for Businesses Preparedness Scorecard for Businesses. Assess your critical business functions and plan actions to reduce disaster losses and speed recovery. Available here


General Preparedness - Water

Image of Include Water In Your Emergency Kit card Include Water In Your Emergency Kit. Information on how much water to store per person, how to sanitize your water storage containers, and water storage Do's & Don'ts. Available here
Image of How to access water from your water heater How to access water from your water heater during an emergency. This bulletin can be hung on your hot water heater and describes step-by-step how to access the water in an emergency. Available here


General Preparedness - Latrines

Image of What's a Latrine? pamphlet What's a Latrine? After an earthquake you may need to live without a working toilet. The best option is a twin bucket system. If that’s not possible, an emergency alternative is a latrine. Includes how-to instructions and septic system tips. RDPO Disaster Sanitation Campaign: What's A Latrine? (English) (196.51 KB)
Image of PEE/POO Twin Bucket System Stickers PEE/POO Twin Bucket System Stickers. These stickers provide information on the "Twin Bucket System" and steps for staying healthy. The stickers can be placed on buckets to help keep human waste ("poo") handled and stored safely. To request stickers, please contact [????] RDPO Disaster Sanitation Campaign: PEE/POO Stickers (English) (199.3 KB)
Image of Emergency Toilet Guidebook Emergency Toilet Guidebook. After a major earthquake, we may need to know how to live without running water and working toilets for days, weeks, or possibly months. It is important that we learn how to do this safely. Deadly diseases can spread when human feces (poo) are not handled and stored safely. Available here


Landslides

Cover image of A Homeowner's Guide to Landslides pamphlet A Homeowner's Guide to Landslides. Landslides are one of the most common and devastating natural hazards in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about landslide triggers, signs of landslide activity, and actions you can take as a homeowner. Available here
Cover image of Preparing for Landslide Hazards land use guide Preparing for Landslide Hazards: A Land Use Guide for Oregon Communities. The Guide addresses changes communities can make to their codes, plans and policies to implement new information provided on DOGAMI lidar-based landslide maps. Available here
Image of Preparing for Landslide Hazards Quick Reference sheet Quick Reference - Preparing for Landslide Hazards: A Land Use Guide for Oregon Communities. This is a Quick Reference Handout for the Preparing for Landslide Hazards Land Use Guide.  Available here


Tsunamis

Image of the cover of Living on Shaky Ground booklet Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon. This handbook will help you prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis in Oregon. It explains how you can prepare for, survive, and recover from them. It also describes what you can do today to save lives, reduce injuries, and minimize damage. Available here
Cover image of Without Warning Tsunami Comic Without Warning! Tsunami Comic. Dark Horse Comics, in collaboration with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, created this comic book -style narrative of what can happen during a tsunami and why it's important to be prepared. Geared towards young adults. Without Warning! Tsunami, Dark Horse Comics (5.76 MB) 

Volcanoes

Image of Volcanic Ash Fall leaflet Volcanic Ash Fall--A "Hard Rain" of Abrasive Particles. Volcanic ash can threaten the health of people and livestock, pose a hazard to flying jet aircraft, damage electronics and machinery, and interrupt power generation and telecommunications. Learn about what volcanic ash is and some of its effects. Available here
Image of U.S. Geological Survey's Alert-Notification System for Volcanic Activity leaflet U.S. Geological Survey's Alert-Notification System for Volcanic Activity. Through its five volcano observatories, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) issues information and warnings to the public about volcanic activities. For clarity of warnings during volcanic crises, the USGS has now standardized the alert-notification system used at its observatories. Read this pamphlet to learn more about the alert-notification system. Available here
Image of Mount Hood--History and Hazards of Oregon's Most Recently Active Volcano leaflet Mount Hood--History and Hazards of Oregon's Most Recently Active Volcano. Someday, Mount Hood will erupt again. What will those eruptions be like and how will they affect us? Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are studying the volcano's past eruptive behavior to better anticipate and prepare for future eruptive activity. Available here
Image of Mount St. Helens, 1980 to Now--What's Going on? leaflet Mount St. Helens, 1980 to Now--What's Going on? Read about the famous volcano's eruptions in 1980 and 2004, and efforts to monitor and prepare for potential future eruptions. Available here


Wildfire

Cover image of Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide. This Action Guide provides tips and tools you need to prepare for a wildland fire threat; have situational awareness when a fire starts; and to act early as directed by local officials. Learn how to created defensible space around your home and how to make your home fire resistant. Available here

Español (Spanish)

La vida en zonas sismicas La vida en zonas sísmicas: Cómo sobrevivir terremotos y tsunamis en Oregón. (Living on Shaky Ground)

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Mi plan de bolsillo Mi plan de bolsillo: Cómo crear un valioso plan de acción familiar para emergencias. (My Pocket Plan)

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Sin previo aviso ¡SIN PREVIO AVISO! (Without Warning! Earthquake Comic)

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Without Warning Tsunami Comic in Spanish Without Warning! Tsunami Comic (en español)

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Que es una letrina ¿Qué es una letrina? (What's a Latrine?) ¿Qué es una letrina? (462.17 KB)
Inodoro de emergencia Inodoro de emergencia (Pee/Poo Twin Bucket System Stickers)

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русский (Russian)

Что такое ЯМА? Что такое ЯМА? (What's a Latrine?) Что такое ЯМА? (774.08 KB)
Аварийный туалет Аварийный туалет (PEE/POO Twin Bucket System Stickers) Аварийный туалет (766.32 KB)

中文 (Simplified Chinese)