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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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Disaster risk reduction through leadership and coordination.

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  1. Feb 9

    Oregonian: The Flood of '96

    Interactive map posted to showing areas that flooded in 1996.

  2. Jan 26

    316 Years Ago Today: The Great Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake

    Blog posted to January 26, 2016.

  3. Jan 25

    PBEM’s annual report now available

    Read PBEM’s progress report on what the bureau did in 2015.

  4. Jan 25

    Oregonian: Alaska quake upgraded to magnitude 7.1; aftermath destroyed four homes

    News story posted to January 24, 2016.

  5. Jan 22

    Oregonian: Kate Brown appoints Oregon's first earthquake-safety officer

    News story posted to January 22, 2016.


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