Category Archives: Office of Emergency Management

Officials list Oregon volcanoes that could erupt next

A killer volcano that erupted on an island near New Zealand is a stark reminder that Jackson County is ringed by mountains that could blow their tops and send a cloud of deadly ash over the region. “Every 50 years or so there is a large eruptive event,” said Althea Rizzo, coordinator for the Oregon […]
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After Deadly New Zealand Volcano Eruption, Oregon Office of Emergency Management Warns Residents to Prepare For Cascade Range Hazards

Millions of Oregonians and Washingtonians live in areas that are at risk of volcanic hazards. Source: After Deadly New Zealand Volcano Eruption, Oregon Office of Emergency Management Warns Residents to Prepare For Cascade Range Hazards – Willamette Week

Former state exec who questioned Oregon emergency spending gets $500,000 settlement

The state has agreed to pay $510,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former deputy director at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Source: Former state exec who questioned Oregon emergency spending gets $500,000 settlement | Government and Politics | gazettetimes.com

Whistleblower settles claim against emergency management agency

Former deputy who highlighted malfeasance gets $510,000, says leaders subjected her to hostile environment. The state has agreed to pay $510,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former deputy director at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Laurie Holien sued the state agency overseeing that office two years ago, alleging sex discrimination and that […]
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Oregonians participate in Great Oregon ShakeOut

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to drop, cover, and hold on at 10:17 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. Oregonians can join by registering for the 2019 Great Oregon ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover from big earthquake. […]
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Seismic cosplay: The Great ShakeOut returns!

World’s largest earthquake drill returns on Oct. 17, with the intent of helping Oregon residents prepare for ‘the big one’. Source: Seismic cosplay: The Great ShakeOut returns!

Seaside receives funding for tsunami signage

City of Seaside Mayor Jay Barber (front right) walks out of the tsunami inundation zone in Seaside on Wednesday, Sep. 18 with participants from the community, local government, and state Source: Seaside receives funding for tsunami signage | News | cannonbeachgazette.com

FEMA hires support staff to aid disaster recovery efforts

The Federal Emergency Management Agency team, working with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management to help communities recover from winter and spring storms, has expanded its staff to include 11 new employees from the Salem and Eugene areas. Source: FEMA hires support staff to aid disaster recovery efforts | Local News | theworldlink.com

Editorial: Legislature downplays risk from tsunamis | Editorial |

Earthquakes are back in the news (not that they ever really went away), with a pair of strong temblors shaking buildings and rattling nerves in Southern California, and a new piece by New Yorker writer Kathryn Schulz, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the Cascadia subduction zone, the fault line that’s just […]
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Salem water crisis: City spending $75M to defend against toxic algae

The money will be used to beef up defenses against toxic algae in an attempt to avoid a repeat of last year’s drinking water crisis. Source: Salem water crisis: City spending $75M to defend against toxic algae