Category Archives: Office of Emergency Management

Little chance of false alert in Oregon, officials say

Oregon emergency alerts are written at the time of specific events and must be authenticated by a supervisor before being sent. An incident such as Hawaii’s false missile alert Saturday is unlikely to happen in Oregon, according to a state emergency communications official. Source: Little chance of false alert in Oregon, officials say

Oregon Spent $260,000 For Military Backup During Eclipse

The Oregon Military Department is requesting an extra $260,724 for its current budget in order to pay for the costs of managing the crowds during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. Source: Oregon Spent $260,000 For Military Backup During Eclipse

Gordon’s update October 5

At 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” as part of the Great ShakeOut. This important earthquake drill is a good way to practice what to do when seismic activity occurs. Source: Gordon’s update October 5 | News |

Federal funding finally coming from winter storms

Deschutes County organizations seek FEMA money. More than seven months after winter storms ravaged Central Oregon, Deschutes County’s public organizations finally have a path toward getting their damages reimbursed by the federal government. On Tuesday, representatives from public agencies and private nonprofits in Deschutes County attended a meeting hosted by Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management. […]
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Crowds gather at Capitol to view eclipse

Officials prepped about a year, though things seemed more subdued in Salem than some had feared. For about two minutes Monday morning, Oregon’s capital went dark during the first total solar eclipse to hit the continental U.S. since 1979. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Crowds gather at Capitol to view eclipse

Huge crowds fail to materialize along coast, elsewhere for eclipse

But Madras Municipal Airport fills up with 25,000 visitors Bumper-to-bumper traffic on Highway 101? Not a hotel room to be found anywhere in Lincoln County? Not so much. Source: Huge crowds fail to materialize along coast, elsewhere for eclipse | Local | Eugene, Oregon

State holds its breath as Eclipse Madness sets in

‘Oregonians and visitors should also know that state agencies, along with our local, tribal, and federal partners, have extensively planned and are well-coordinated to help make the 2017 total solar eclipse a safe and memorable event.’ Jammed highways. Overwhelmed cell phone services. Empty store shelves. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State holds its breath as […]
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Campers find comfortable spots in Salem’s path of totality

Locals appeared to be ready for an influx, with signs for garages sales visible every few blocks. Businesses are cashing in with commemorative T-shirts and ways to extend the morning’s excitement. Salem was still quiet Sunday morning as the anticipated rush into path of totality did not occur as early as expected. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: How Data, Mapping Technologies Are Helping State, Local Oregon Agencies Prepare

-State and local agencies in Oregon, where the solar eclipse will first reach the United States, have partnered for the past year to identify best uses for geospatial and mapping technology.- Celestial events may have inspired fear and wonder in ancient man, but in Oregon — the first U.S. region to see the total solar […]
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Area nonprofits, Multnomah County library work to help homeless, those in need enjoy eclipse event

Portland-area library workers handed out 20,000 pairs of eclipse glasses over 11 days. Oregon is swelling with people as the eclipse draws near, and the sunglasses needed to watch the celestial event on Monday morning are flying off the shelves. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Area nonprofits, Multnomah County library work to help homeless, those […]
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