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Emergency Management Information
The City of Lake Oswego Emergency Management Program is responsible for planning, preparing, and providing for the prevention, mitigation and management of emergencies or disasters that present a threat to the lives and property of citizens of Lake Oswego.
In a disaster, your neighbors are your closest source of help. Organized neighborhoods are more resilient when disaster strikes.
PrepLO is a group organized by the Neighborhood Association chairs to spread emergency preparedness into Lake Oswego neighborhoods.
Lake Oswego partners with Clackamas County to upgrade its emergency notification system.
All residents are urged to enroll in this new system - #ClackCo Public Alerts.
By providing contact information, residents can opt-in to receive critical emergency messaging via email, phone call, and text during times of disasters.
A disaster or emergency can happen at any time. Taking these simple steps can make a big difference in ensuring your safety and well-being and that of your loved ones.
If a disaster occurs in your community, local government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. This Guide will help you prepare.
How quickly your company can get back to business after a fire, flood, a pandemic flu or other emergency often depends on emergency planning done today.
Animal owners have primary responsibility for the safety and welfare of their animals during emergencies.
During an Emergency
Looking for information on how to prepare your home or business for an emergency or disaster? FEMA, the American Red Cross, and others have some excellent resources - a few of which are included here.
In addition, the City's Emergency Operations Plan and Natural Hazards Mitigation Plans are included. These plans help the city prepared for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.
When an emergency or disaster occurs, you may experience power outages, natural gas leaks, water line breaks, downed trees, or sewer back-ups. Know who to call when you need assistance.
LO ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) augments the LO Fire Department’s communication system when needed. If there is a failure of power and cellular services following an earthquake, windstorm, or other disaster, normal communications may be unable to handle all of the vital messages that need to be passed – LO ARES will be there to help.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, began promoting nationwide use of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept in 1994. Since then, CERT’s have been established in hundreds of communities.
Everyone faces the risk of natural disaster and no plan to protect property can be complete without insurance coverage against potential damage and loss. It is important to know exactly what coverage you may need and what coverage is available to protect your property against all of the natural hazards it may be exposed to so that you are not underinsured or not insured at all. Check with your insurance company or local insurance agent.
Travel might be on your agenda over the next few months, whether it’s skiing at Mt. Bachelor or heading to grandma’s house for the holidays. Arrive safely at your destination by following these recommendations:
Visit TripCheck.com for the latest incident information, weather details, construction updates and more, including roadside services such as hotels, gas stations, restaurants, scenic byways and attractions. Be safe!
Is your vehicle in top shape for a long summertime road trip?
In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more above average, often combined with excessive humidity. These conditions can be dangerous and even life-threatening for humans who don't take the proper precautions.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone represents the single largest hazard to the people and built environment of Oregon. Earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone can be over 9.0 magnitude and have a region-wide impact.
Check out these presentations and guides to better understand this hazard and prepare and protect your family, home and business.
Active shooter or threat situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.
Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with the situation.