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Report to the 77th Legislative Assembly on Reducing Risk and Improving Recovery for the Next Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami
In April 2011, the Oregon House of Representatives unanimously passed House Resolution 3 (sponsored by Rep. Deborah Boone, D-Cannon Beach) directing the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC)
to “lead and coordinate preparation of an Oregon Resilience Plan that . . . makes recommendations on policy direction to protect lives and keep commerce flowing during and after a Cascadia (megathrust) earthquake and tsunami.”
The plan and its recommendations are now available and were delivered to the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 28, 2013.
Click on the links below to read the plan and learn more about the planning effort:
FEMA and its partners released the 2013 National Preparedness Report (NPR).
The 2013 National Preparedness Report (NPR) was recently released by FEMA. The NPR is an annual status report on the nation's progress toward reaching the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. Overall, the NPR found the nation continues to make progress building preparedness in key areas and identifies several significant areas of national strength. The report also identified areas for national improvement in enhancing the resilience of infrastructure systems and maturing the role of public private partnerships. The report was developed to meet the requirements of Presidential Policy Directive 8/PPD-8: National Preparedness. PPD-8 is aimed at strengthening the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the nation, including acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks, pandemics and catastrophic natural disasters.
The NPR identifies national areas of strength and progress made towards building a secure and resilient nation while identifying opportunities for improvement. Key overarching findings from the 2013 NPR include:
FEMA updated the NPR in close coordination with leaders of federal departments and agencies, and the report reflects input from state, local, tribal and territorial governments, private and nonprofit sector partners and the general public. Data from the inaugural regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process, as well as SPRs, was analyzed and integrated. FEMA also conducted research to identify any recent, independent evaluations, surveys and other data related to the core capabilities.
For a copy of the full report go to: http://www.fema.gov/national-preparedness-report
To learn more about Presidential Policy Directive 8 and related documents, visit www.fema.gov/ppd8
FEMA releases 3 new National Planning Frameworks to support Presidential Policy Directive-8.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has just released three new planning frameworks as part of its comprehensive National Preparedness Goal. The new frameworks—addressing prevention, mitigation, and response—outline the roles and responsibilities of communities in national preparedness and suggest ways in which stakeholders can share information on risks, needs, and capabilities in disasters. The frameworks represent three of the five mission areas outlined in Presidential Policy Directive-8. The National Response Framework is a second edition update. The National Recovery Framework was released in September 2012. The National Protection Framework is expected soon.