The Voluntary Emergency Registry (VER) is a list of persons needing extra help to evacuate their home during an emergency or would be unable to evacuate without special assistance or notification from emergency response personnel. The registry also includes people who would be unable to remain at home, without assistance, following a disaster.
Information from the VER registry will be provided to the Portland Office of Emergency Management (POEM), Bureau of Emergency Communications (911), and other emergency response personnel from the City of Portland, Gresham, and Multnomah County, depending on which type of registration you choose.
There are two registration types:
- All Emergencies – Information will be released whenever there is an emergency at your address.
- Disaster Only – Information will only be released if a disaster is declared by authorized City, County, or State officials.
Contact either the City of Portland at (503) 823-2036 or the Multnomah County Aging and Disability Helpline at (503) 988-3646 for more information or assistance in registering.
October 21, 2009