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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 Lake Oswego community members.
Lake Oswego uses the ClackCo PublicAlerts emergency notification software system to distribute important emergency messages. The City urges everyone to sign up to receive PublicAlerts notifications.
Each county has its own unique PublicAlerts system. You will only receive this type of alert if the address you provided when signing up is in an affected area. Depending on where you live, work, attend school, etc. You might need to register in several counties.
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.
Your pets are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. To prepare for the unexpected follow these tips with your pets in mind:
- Make a plan.
- Build an emergency kit.
- Stay informed.
Remember, animal owners have primary responsibility for the safety and welfare of their animals during emergencies.
Disasters and emergencies present unique and serious challenges for business owners. Fires, floods, winter storms, public health crises, earthquakes, and other emergencies can lead to interrupted business operations. What may seem like a temporary interruption can lead to permanent closure.
Winter storms or other events can cause prolonged power outages. PGE has improved their outage map to make it easier to get the information you need and report an outage or downed line.
Learn about food safety during an outage, protecting your electrical equipment, and more.
Traveling this winter? Arrive safely at your destination by following these recommendations:
- Before you go, visit www.TripCheck.com or call 5-1-1 for the latest in road conditions.
- Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive.
- Keep your car’s gas tank full.
- Don’t use cruise control in wet, icy or snowy weather.
- Put together a separate disaster supplies kit for to keep in your car.
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.
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.
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.
What is CERT?
The CERT training program was developed following the Mexico City earthquake in 1985. During that earthquake, firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department noticed that first responder resources were not available due to the overwhelming amount of devastation. This resulted in area residents stepping in to help the victims. Unfortunately, these would be rescuers lacked training which resulted in additional injuries and fatalities.
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.
If you were hit by a bus today or were otherwise incapacitated, would your loved ones be able to quickly locate your important information or know how to handle your affairs?
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?
Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees beginning Sunday and continuing into next week. Widespread major heat risk is also in the forecast with areas of extreme heat risk.
To help you ride out the heat wave, we’ve complied tips on how to keep yourself, family, neighbors and pets safe.
If you're planning to cool down in our natural waterways remember to be water smart.
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.