Thanks to our friends at Disaster Legal Services of California for the below resources on preparing for a disaster.
Though some of the resources are California specific, most are national resources and they all provide important tools applicable in any state. Please check back for Oregon-specific resources!
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.
- Credit cards
- Insurance policies (all pages)
- 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.)
Helpful Phone Numbers:
Disaster Distress Helpline: Call (800)-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. This national, multilingual hotline provides immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
Red Cross hotline: 1 800 RED CROSS ( 1-800-733-2767)
United Way: Call 2-1-1 and speak with a live, highly trained service professional in your area from any cell phone or landline. All calls are private and confidential.