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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

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Assemble a Kit

What you have on hand when a disaster strikes can make a big difference for your comfort and safety in the hours and days that follow. Basic services, such as electricity, gas, water and telephones, may be cut off, or you may have to evacuate at a moment's notice. If you are confined at home, it may take some time for professional emergency responders to get to you. Plan on storing enough supplies for a week or more for everyone in the family.

First Aid Kits

Items to include in a first aid kit.

Financial Preparedness

Items to consider for a disaster kit to ensure financial preparedness.

Additional Disaster Supplies

Supplies to consider for your disaster kit beyond the basics.

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