Hazards in Oregon
From Oregon Health Authority
Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health
impact requires preparation, planning, and practice. Learning what
actions to take can help you and your family stay safe and healthy in
the event of an earthquake.
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States.
Learn simple steps you can take today to protect the health and safety
of you and your family.
Landslides can occur quickly, often with little
notice. The best way to prepare is to stay
informed about changes in and around your home that
could signal a landslide is likely to occur.
Every fall and winter, windstorms cause extensive
damage in the Pacific Northwest. By
taking action now, you can save lives and reduce the damage from
Although periods of extreme cold cannot always be
predicted far in advance, weather forecasts can sometimes provide you
with several days’ notice. Learn what you can do in case of bad winter
A heat wave is an extended period of extreme heat, and
is often accompanied by high humidity. These conditions can be dangerous
and even life-threatening if you don't take the proper precautions.
During a drought, rainfall levels or other
precipitation types are lower than average for an extended period,
resulting in an inadequate water supply. Learn more about droughts.
Wildfires occur every year in Oregon and create dangerous conditions for
people, pets and property. Learn what you can do today to be prepared.
Learn how you can protect yourself, your family and
your property from the effects of a tsunami.
We know that the technology to make weapons out of
disease-spreading organisms and toxins is potentially available to
people who might be willing to use it. Learn actions you can take to
prepare and respond to bioterrorism.
Disasters are likely to occur with little warning.
Does your business have an emergency kit, an IT plan to protect
important data and plans for the possibility that in case of a
disaster employees may not be able to report to work - or may not be
able to leave the work site?
Following are links to help you be better prepared.
Clackamas County Emergency Management
FEMA Emergency Response Plan for Business
FEMA Business Continuity Planning Suite - free download
Red Cross Ready Rating
Preparedness 101 - Oregon Health Authority
Emergency Kit Checklist
Earthquake or Volcano:
Living on Shaky Ground - Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness in Oregon
Steps to Earthquake Safety from
Preparing for a Volcanic Eruption - CDC
Volcanic Ash: Effects and Mitigation Strategies - USGS
Center for Disease Control Flood Central - before and after the
OSHA Flood Preparedness and Response
Landslides and Debris Flows - Really Ready America
Landslides and Mudslides - CDC
Severe Windstorm Checklist from FM Global
Winter Weather - United States Department of Labor
Heat Stress - CDC
Severe Drought - EPA
U. S. Fire
Administration - Wildfire... Are You Prepared?
Bioterrorism and Chemical Emergencies
Preparation and Planning for Bioterrorism Emergencies - CDC
Emergencies - CDC
www.ready.gov - Business
Business Continuity Planning Process
Diagram - Text Version
When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues
plus extra expenses means reduced profits. Insurance does not
cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the
competition. A business continuity plan to continue business is
essential. Development of a business continuity plan includes
- Conduct a
business impact analysis to identify time-sensitive or
critical business functions and processes and the resources
that support them.
- Identify, document, and implement to recover critical
business functions and processes.
- Organize a business continuity team and compile a
business continuity plan to manage a business
training for the business continuity team and
exercises to evaluate recovery strategies and the plan.
Information technology (IT) includes many components such as
networks, servers, desktop and laptop computers and wireless
devices. The ability to run both office productivity and
enterprise software is critical. Therefore,
recovery strategies for information technology should be
developed so technology can be restored in time to meet the
needs of the business. Manual workarounds should be part of the
IT plan so business can continue while computer systems are