prepared and knowing what to do will make all the difference
when seconds count in an emergency. This page provides links
to help you prepare an emergency supply kit, develop communications
and emergency plans, and stay informed about emergencies.
Responding to Disasters
Responding to Disasters: From Prediction to Recovery
is a one-hour audio that is part of the Engineers of the New
Millennium Series, produced by IEEE Spectrum magazine and
the National Science Foundation.
re-creating tsunamis in the laboratory to tracking global
pandemics, scientists and engineers around the country are
seeking new insights into natural and man-made disasters.
This one-hour special report looks at what researchers are
doing to protect us from and help us survive these life-shattering
can listen to this program here.
Prepared for an Emergency
is an organization devoted to providing comprehensive and
correct emergency preparedness information for families, businesses,
and individuals with disabilities.
They suggest three basic steps for people with disabilities:
The City of Portland and Multnomah County also offer similar
emergency preparedness information.
have also prepared an audio file describing the emergency
preparedness kit. Listen
Emergency and Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
you need immediate fire, police, or emergency medical assistance,
Voluntary Emergency Registry (VER) is a cooperative effort
of the City of Portland and Multnomah County to identify and
assist people who may need extra help during an emergency.
To register for this service, call the County Helpline at:
information about the Voluntary Emergency Registry.
have also prepared an audio file describing the Voluntary
Emergency Registry and how you can sign up for this service.
with LIFT in the Winter
you use TriMet's LIFT door-to-door service, you should know
that this service may operate at reduced levels during hazardous
more about riding with LIFT in the winter.