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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. Dec 15

  2. Dec 15

    Oregonian: 80 homeless people died in 2016; most could be prevented, say officials

    News story posted to December 14, 2017.

  3. Dec 14

    Oregonian: 4.0-magnitude earthquake near Molalla stirs Portlanders

    News story posted to December 14, 2017.

  4. Dec 11

    Oregonian: Freezing forecast prompts Multnomah County to open shelter

    News story posted to December 10, 2017.

  5. Dec 6

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  • Once complete, the #earthquake early warning system in development for Oregon and other parts of the West Coast wil… 2 days ago
  • RT @911BOEC: If you see someone outside, unsheltered whose life appears to be in danger or is in an apparent medical crisis please call 9-1… 2 days ago
  • RT @NWSPortland: Valley locations away from the Columbia Gorge and outside downtown Portland are around or just below freezing this morning… 2 days ago

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