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September is National Preparedness Month - Are You 2 Weeks Ready?
Friday, September 01, 2023

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National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. 

Oregon has experienced a recent cycle of emergencies and disasters, including floods, drought, wildfires, ice storms, excessive heat, and a pandemic. If these disasters that have impacted our state have taught us anything, it's that being prepared can make a big difference.

While the traditional three days of supplies is a good start and helpful for short-term power outages or a temporary evacuation, experts recommend that each Oregon citizen proactively prepare to be self-sufficient for at least two weeks during a disaster. This is because first responders may not be able to reach everyone impacted within hours or even days after a disaster, especially in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

Find out how to be 2 Weeks Ready, including how to make a plan, how to build a kit, and how much water you and your family need to survive on your own for a full two weeks here.

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