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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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Bikes prove useful in Sandy aftermath

In the days following Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers instinctively took to their bicycles when roads became clogged with traffic, high water and debris, when transit became overwhelmed and when residents needed creative ways to charge their cell phones. Jonathan Maus from snapped nearly 800 photographs of his experience (he happened to be in New York for a conference when the hurricane hit). The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management is proud to share Maus's story. The bureau encourages Portlanders to integrate these lessons into their own preparedness plans.

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