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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947


NHMP workshopsPortland's Mitigation Action Plan (MAP) is the city's strategy for better understanding our risks from natural hazards and taking steps to reduce our risk over time.  We're in the process of updating the plan now.  It takes a detailed look at hazards in Portland and where the riskiest areas are.  This helps city offices choose and prioritize projects, programs, and policies that build our overall resilience to natural hazards. 

City offices don't know everything, though.  You're the expert in your neighborhood, and you can help us with the plan by telling us about your experience with natural hazards and what you worry most about.  We want your ideas on what kinds of projects the city should do to help reduce risks in your neighborhood and across Portland.  It's also important for you and your family to understand your risks so you can take steps in your daily life to be better prepared.

That's why we held workshops in neighborhoods around Portland to get your input on the plan and how Portland city offices can help us all be more resilient to natural hazards.  The workshops included natural hazard risk information and maps specific the neighborhoods in which they were held, so communities could see how natural hazards might impact them.  Workshop participants had the opportunity to give us their ideas on what kinds of projects or programs they would like to see the city do to reduce the impacts of natural hazards and make us all safer. 

Click here for more information about the plan update.

Miss the workshops? For more information, contact