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Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

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New emergency trailers able to provide food, shelter to 600 people during a disaster

Red Cross TrailersOn Wednesday (5/16), the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) – in partnership with the Oregon Red Cross – prepared and delivered six emergency shelter trailers to add to the region’s ability to respond to a major disaster. Each of the trailers contains supplies for 100 people and eight animals, including cots, first aid and emergency lighting.


The trailers, purchased using funds through the federal Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant, will be stationed in Clackamas, Clark, Columbia, Multnomah and Washington counties.