Coastal Hazards of the Pacific North West

Helping people prepare for disasters

Disaster Plan Updates!


Public is encouraged to attend, click on flyer below for more information.

Cascadia Response Stakeholder Forum1.1


2015 Cascadia Response Stakeholder Forum 4/13/15
ESF 2 Communications 4/14/15
WLEOG Board Meeting 4/20/15
WLEOG Executive Planning Workshop 4/20/15
ESF 14 Public Information 4/22/15


March 16th

Emergency  Support Function 14 – Public Information


March 17th

Emergency Support Function 5 Emergency Management, Emergency Support Function 7 Resource Support, Emergency Support Function 15 Volunteers and Donation, Emergency Support  Function 11 Food and Water, and Emergency Support Function 17 Agriculture and Animal Services

Emergency Support 6 Mass Care and Emergency Support Function 8 Public Health


March 18th

Emergency Support Function 1 Transportation, Emergency Support Function 3 Public Works and Engineering, and Emergency Support Function 12 Utilities


March 23rd

Executive Emergency Planning


March 25th

Disaster Planning and Sheltering


February Emergency Planning Work Sessions: February 18th Emergency Support Function 4 Firefighting Emergency Support Function 9 Search and Rescue Emergency Support Function 10 Hazardous Materials Emergency Support Function 13 Military Emergency Support Function 16 Law Enforcement February 23rd Executive Emergency Planning February 24th Emergency Support Function 1 Transportation Emergency Support Function 3 Public Works and Engineering Emergency Support Function 12 Energy/Utilities February 25th Emergency Support Function 2 Communications February 25th Disaster Planning for Sheltering and Long Term Housing

Cascadia Rising Drill June 2016

February 9, 2015

As the members of WLEOG prepare for the June 2016 Cascadia Rising Exercise it important to learn about the seismic hazards we face on the coast and the impacts they could have on our community. Click on the files below to access two presentations prepared by Althea Rizzo who is the Oregon State Emergency Management expert on subduction zone earthquakes. 2015 Cascadia Ready or not – 2HR 2015 hour and a half Cascadia – Infrastructure

February 3, 2015

Project Mission: To develop a collaborative emergency management framework to ensure West Lane disaster stakeholders and the community will be prepared to deal with adverse occurrences to reduce disaster risks through systematic efforts, enhance community and government resilience, and effective response framework predicated on limited resources.


National Guard Press Release

Emergency Preparedness

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Typical Survival Kit

Emergency Preparedness is essential for individuals and families. You and your family need  to take the proper measures to be prepared in case of a natural disaster. Mother Nature can be very unpredictable and if you are prepared and have the proper supplies on hand, then it will help eliminate some of the stress while you are trying to recuperate from an emergency situation. Food storage and other aids are important to keep up-to-date and have for survival. Sometimes creating a food storage supply can be overwhelming. An essential kit that can get you started in preparing your family for an emergency situation is a 72-hour kit. Having a 72-hour kit available for each individual in your family can be a lifesaving item. It is a good idea to have a big kit with things for your entire family and also have some individual kits that fit the needs of certain family members. The 72 – Hour Emergency Kit should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for three days to a week. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in one location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required. Items may be stored in a 32-gallon trash can, suitcase, duffel bag, footlocker or individual pack.

  • Battery powered radio
  • First aid kit an manual
  • Sleeping bags and blankets (wool or thermal)
  • Manual can opener
  • Waterproof/windproof matches
  • Water storage (1 gallon/person/day)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Utility knife
  • Emergency candles
  • Extra eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • Essential medications
  • Plastic bucket with tightly fitting lid
  • Plastic bags and ties
  • Disinfectant, soap Improvised toilet seat (5-gallon bucket or a coffee can)
  • Paper cups and plates
  • Plastic utensils
  • Personal toiletries & hygienic needs
  • Toilet paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper towels
  • Pen and paper
  • Money
  • Address and phone numbers
  • Work gloves
  • Basic tools
  • First aid manual
  • Aspirin or pain relievers
  • Laxatives, diarrhea medicine
  • Rubbing alcohol, petroleum jelly
  • Soap, salt, baking soda
  • Sanitary napkins, matches
  • Triangular bandages
  • Elastic bandages, pressure dressings
  • Cotton balls, disposable diapers
  • Scissors, needles, tweezers
  • Popsicle sticks, splints, heavy string
  • Thermometer, paper tape
  • Syrup of Ipecac
  • Personal prescription medications
  • Always have at least one half tank of gas
  • First aid kit
  • Class ABC fire extinguisher
  • Radio and fresh batteries
  • Nonperishable food in coffee can
  • Bottled water
  • Tool kit
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Short rubber hose for siphoning
  • Jumper cables
  • Waterproof matches and candles
  • Reflectors and flares
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Paper and pencil maps
  • Towel, plastic bags, medications
Suggested nonperishable food items: Ready-to-eat goods in unbreakable containers, canned meats, juice, fruits and vegetables, powdered milk, infant care foods, crackers, peanut butter, freeze dried and dehydrated goods.