PREPAREDNESS


Lane Preparedness Coalition member organizations listed below can help individuals, families, businesses, and organizations learn about hazards specific to Lane County so that you can take steps to protect, mitigate, respond to, and quickly recovery from an emergency or disaster. Links to statewide and Federal resources that support member agencies are also provided.


Emergency Management

Lane County  prepares government agencies and the public for natural disasters and acts of terrorism by identifying and communicating potential hazards, developing and testing response plans, and developing and implementing mitigation projects.

The city of Eugene takes a proactive approach to enhancing the City’s preparedness and educating the public.

The city of Springfield encourages everyone to prepare themselves for emergencies.


The city of Cottage Grove emergency services are coordinated by the Community Development Department.

The University of Oregon protects the University’s ability to meet its mission of teaching, research and public service that is vulnerable to any emergency resulting in the loss of vital resources such as buildings, equipment, infrastructure, technology, or personnel. The University Emergency Notification System provides timely emergency-related information to the campus community. 

Lane County Public Health offers a wide variety of health emergency management services to the community.


Other Local Resources

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (CENS) "ALERT ME" FOR LANE COUNTY
The Community Emergency Notification System (CENS) to help Lane Preparedness Coalition members reach more people with timely alert and warning information through a "reverse 911" for land line phones. 


The Alert Me program,cosponsored by Lane Preparedness Coalition members, allows critical information to be relayed to you about emergency situations that require your immediate attention. To receive notifications to your cell or VoIP phone go to the Alert Me website and sign up.


PREPARE FOR UTILITY OUTAGES
Utilities are committed to providing customers with reliable and safe service. However, severe weather and other unforeseen events can cause outages. Utilities may also contact you directly about a planned outage, which may be necessary when performing maintenance or installing upgrades to utility infrastructure. For more information about preparing for utility outages, visit your utility website.

Emerald People's Utility District

Eugene Water & Electric Board: Electric
Eugene Water & Electric Board: Water
Lane Electric Co-op
Northwest Natural Gas
Pacific Power
Springfield Utility Board: Electric
Springfield Utility Board: Water

COASTAL LANE COUNTY: WEST LANE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS GROUP
The West Lane Emergency Operations Group is a collaborative group effort between governmental entities and associated private citizen groups with a primary goal to respond appropriately, efficiently and to effectively utilize all of the community's resources to protect life and property.


Statewide Resources

OREGON PARTNERSHIP FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE
The Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience provides natural hazard planning assistance to communities throughout Oregon. The Partnership, a member of the Lane Preparedness Coalition, supports communities in developing natural hazard risk reduction plans and projects by providing training programs, workshops, and hands-on assistance to communities.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES (DOGAMI)
The DOGAMI HazVu map provides a way to view many different geological hazards in the state of Oregon. DOGAMI maps are used to develop and update community natural hazard mitigation plans. You can enter the address for your home, school, business or public building to see what hazards might affect the location entered. Maps are printable.

OREGON RESILIENCE PLAN: REDUCING RISK AND IMPROVING RECOVERY FOR THE NEXT CASCADIA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
The central finding of the Oregon Resilience Plan Task Force, requested by the Oregon's 76th Legislative Assembly, is that very large earthquakes will occur in Oregon's future. The Task Force determined that Oregon's infrastructure will remain poorly prepared unless we take action now to start building the necessary resilience.


The Oregon Resilience Plan suggests target recovery times for critical infrastructure that we all depend upon, such as water, energy and transportation. Communities are encouraged to make significant investments to be able to meet target recovery times within the next 50 years. Most Lane Preparedness Coalition members have updated response plans and capital improvement plans to meet the target recovery times.

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY
The Oregon public health system comprises federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and other diverse partners working together to protect and promote the health of Oregonians. Lane Preparedness Coalition member Oregon Health Authority provides coordination for Oregon's public health system to achieve better health outcomes at lower costs and to transform health delivery.

Federal Resources


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Ready.gov provides downloadable checklists and explains specific threats and appropriate responses to those threats.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect the United States of America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic. Whether disease start within the borders of our country or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, transmitted by human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.​

Preparedness Resources