Thanks to our friends at Disaster Legal Services of California for the resources below on preparing for a disaster.

Though some of the resources are California specific, many are national and they all provide important tools applicable in any state. Please check back for Oregon-specific resources!
For now, please be aware of the following Oregon-specific Emergency Resource Websites:

211 info for safety and emergency shelter updates during an disaster

Food & emergency shelter, updates to evacuation levels and preparedness resources

Tips on preparedness, creating an emergency plan and having an emergency kit

Sign up for emergency alerts

Resources to prepare for any disaster

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While you can’t plan for everything, there are definitely things you can do to help your family prepare for a disaster, and recover more quickly after it strikes.  Here are some resources you might consider:

Take pictures of your important documents. Keep all of your important documents in one, easily accessible spot. Also remember that documents are replaceable. Lives are not.

  • Passport
  • Credit cards
  • Insurance policies (all pages)
  • Leases
  • Deeds to your home
  • Mortgage documents (at least the first page)
  • Car loan documents
  • Birth certificates
  • Immigration documents (green cards, work permits, visa applications, etc.)