September 6 - October 19
September is Preparedness Month, a time for every person to think about what actions they can take to get ready for the next emergency or disaster.
The 6 Weeks Ready campaign for Clatsop County residents provides an opportunity over a six week period to increase preparedness efforts regardless of your current level of emergency readiness.
The campaign ends on Thursday, October 19 with the Great Oregon Shakeout earthquake drill.
6 WEEKS READY is for everyone!
- We're glad you've decided to join our six week journey to becoming prepared. Each week during the campaign, we'll cover the basics of getting prepared. Follow along and find yourself part of the preparedness culture at the end of six weeks.
- If you're already working on getting prepared and could use some direction, use the time to explore the webpage, social media sites, and scheduled presentations to find something new to challenge you and take you to the next level.
- The campaign challenges those who are more prepared to up their game, increase their resilience, and create a supply cache that will last six weeks.
6 WEEKS READY Themes
Week 1: Sept 6 Building a Kit
Week 2: Sept 13 Disaster Planning with Everyone in Mind
Week 3: Sept 20 Protecting your Family & Property in a Disaster
Week 4: Sept 27 Food & Water in an Emergency
Week 6: Oct 11 Tsunami Evacuation
Week 5: Oct 4 Earthquake Safety
October 19 at 10:19 a.m. is the Great Oregon Shakeout
In observance of National Preparedness Month and the Great Shakeout, we are partnering with NW Natural Gas, American Red Cross and local CERT Chapters to host the GET READY CLATSOP COUNTY event in September. The event will offer booths, resources, experts and more to help increase community preparedness skills and knowledge.
Event sponsors are the NW Natural, Clatsop County Emergency Management, City of Seaside, American Red Cross, Clatsop County Citizen Corps, Clatsop County Department of Public Health and Tongue Point Job Corps.
For more information, contact clatsopemd [at] co.clatsop.or.us or call 503-325-8645.
Saturday, September 30, 2023
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Warrior Hall at Camp Rilea
During National Preparedness Month, FEMA Region 10 will share many of the simple, proactive, and low to no-cost steps members of the community can take to better prepare themselves and future generations.