Extreme weather, limited access, and dry, overgrown forests can make fire suppression difficult. Additionally, fires in multiple locations can easily strain available local fire protection resources.
Flooding results when rain and/or snow melt creates water flow that exceed the carrying capacity of rivers, streams, channels, ditches, and other watercourses.
Earthquakes occur in Oregon every day. Every few years, an earthquake is large enough for people to feel, and every few decades there is an earthquake that causes damage.
On the Oregon Coast we experience moderate temperatures, however during the fall and winter months we can experience severe thunderstorms and winters can bring severe winds.
Sneaker waves and King tides are a very serious threat on the Oregon Coast. It is good to check frequently for hazardous wave conditions and never turn your back on the ocean.
Though not common, tsunamis can pose a threat to the Oregon Coast. They are long high sea waves caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance.
With rain and moisture comes the threat of landslides. These can also be triggered by earthquakes.
Health emergencies can vary in size from an outbreak of food poisoning at a community event to a pandemic illness. It’s important to learn how to keep yourself and your family as safe as possible.