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Staying Informed is an important step!

Learn more about the types of disasters that could affect our community or a community that you may travel to. You can find information on many types of disaster in our Prepare Now! section.

Stay alert to changing weather conditions. When extreme or severe weather is predicted, turn to your local television and radio news stations for more information.

Follow the National Weather Service in Portland on Facebook for information on weather events and preparedness tips.

Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio and program it to alert you when inclement weather is approaching. Many models are capable of Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) can be programmed for the county you live in. See below for area SAME codes.
  • Washington County – 041067
  • Multnomah County – 041051
  • Yamhill County – 041071
  • Clackamas County – 041005
  • Columbia County – 041009
  • All other counties, in Oregon and across the county, can be found here.
Consider downloading a smartphone app that will alert you to changing weather conditions. There are many free options available, so you can choose one that best suits your needs.

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