5 Tips to Organize Emergency Supplies

5 Tips to Organize Emergency Supplies Here are 5 tips to organize emergency supplies so you can be better prepared for next time.  At the time of this article, we are under state-mandated social isolation orders. This is a great opportunity to get better prepared for next time. Let’s be honest here. When we found…

Emergency Document Storage

EMERGENCY DOCUMENT STORAGE Preparing a few hours now can save you months of stress and frustration following a disaster! At the time of this article, all of Oregon is under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. The information contained in this article is offered as a suggestion on how to spend time productively during social isolation….

Emergency Preparedness During COVID-19 & Beyond

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DURING COVID-19 & BEYOND During the current outbreak of COVID-19 we are seeing the best in many people and we’re also seeing the worst in a few others. There was a certain amount of panic and disbelief as this national emergency developed. Most of us, who maintain emergency preparedness, found ourselves largely ready…

Coronavirus Advisory Updates

Coronavirus Advisory Updates The following coronavirus advisory updates are provided by Polk County CERT in an effort to provide up-to-date and accurate news regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Coronavirus Information and Resources Oregon Health Authority (OHA) COVID-19 Updates Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Updates Oregon COVID-19 Case Tracking Map Worldwide COVID-19 Case Tracking Map Governor…

Oregon OEM 2019 Year in Review

State of Oregon OEM Office of Emergency Management 2019 Year in Review View/Download the 2019 Year in Review Report (PDF)

Steps to Rebuild After Disaster

Steps to Rebuild After Disaster During the calendar year 2018, the US sustained $91 billion in damage from disasters. People may sustain significant physical and emotional stress following a disaster. During the immediate aftermath of a disaster people are often confused about what to do next. If you experience a disaster the following list provided by…

Polk County Emergency Preparedness Guide

A Guide for Improving the Resiliency of Individuals and Families in Our Community This guide is designed to assist Polk County community members to prepare for disasters in Polk County, Oregon. It is provided to our community through partnership and collaboration with the Independence Police Department, Monmouth Police Department, Dallas Emergency Management, Polk County Fire…

Polk County Completes Hazmat by Rail Emergency Response Plans

State fire marshal announces three counties complete hazmat by rail response plans – 06/18/18  The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal has announced that three Oregon counties, Morrow, Polk, and Umatilla, have completed local hazardous materials by rail emergency response plans These plans identify rail lines locally that transport hazardous materials, outline emergency notification and response procedures,…