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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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Promote readiness, coordinate response, and build resilience for Portland. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) develops and implements strategic planning, programs, and policies to continually advance the city's mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.

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  1. Mar 16

  2. Mar 15

    DOGAMI: New study estimates Cascadia earthquake impacts for Portland region

    Information from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) on the impact of a major Cascadia earthquake in the Portland region.

  3. Mar 14

  4. Mar 12

    NBC: Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000

    News story posted to March 11, 2018.

  5. Mar 9

    Oregonian: The harder they fall

    Opinion piece about unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs) posted to March 9, 2018.


  • RT @NWSPortland: Small hail, lightning, brief downpours possible with heavier showers across the area through the rest of the afternoon/eve… 19 hours ago
  • RT @Kathy_Reese_PDX: Twenty Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) members attended the Portland budget meeting today. We were there to support… 1 day ago
  • We know from major disasters around the world most people are helped by those around them. Portland's Neighborhood… 2 days ago

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