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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947


  • Earthquake Preparedness Resources

    Check the links below for tips on what to do before, during and after an earthquake.

Clean Energy Works Seismic Pilot Project

Information about how to keep updated about Clean Energy Work's seismic upgrade pilot project.

Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon

Earthquake preparedness resource from Oregon Emergency Management.

USGS Earthquake Preparedness Resources

Resources on earthquake preparedness from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Portland Residential Seismic Strengthening Program

Resources on residential seismic strengthening from Portland's Bureau of Development Services (BDS).

Earthquake and Hazards Program

Information about the earthquake and hazards program run by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

A Homeowner's Guide to Nonstructural Earthquake Retrofit

A guide on nonstructural earthquake retrofitting for homeowners by the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).

FEMA Earthquake Resources

Earthquake preparedness resources from the Federal Emergency Managemeny Agency (FEMA).

Earthquake Country

Earthquake preparedness resources from the website

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