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NEWS BRIEFS

Breaking Bread Breaking Barriers, Feb. 26

Monthly dinner aims to build relationships between communities of color and police ...

Local Group Researches African American Ancestry

This Genealogical Forum of Oregon special interest group holds monthly meetings ...

Last Day to Apply for Affordable Housing is Feb. 22

Longtime and displaced residents of N/NE Portland receive preference for new housing, apply before midnight Thursday ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

Voter mobilization for 2018 midterm elections takes precedence among issues uniting groups ...

Winter Donations Needed, Warming Centers Open Through Thursday

Locals encouraged to check on neighbors, winter gear needed ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Painting President Obama's Portrait Was Life-Changing

Artist Kehinde Wiley represented the president's life using color, composition and flowers ...

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

Lynnette Monroe on how her grandparents taught her to love herself ...

Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers

Black consumers are spending jumi.2 trillion annually and are demanding that brands speak to them in ways that resonate...

Guest Opinion: Skipper Osborne’s Testimony on HB 4005

In testimony to legislature, Osborne says bill could decrease access to important therapies ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News

Information, resources and links to help you, your family and our community survive any disaster. The Skanner News Video: National Geographic's Tsunami 101

 When Disaster Strikes It's Up to You

Advance Planning is the key for families, communities and for you is the key for families, communities and for you.

 

 72-hour Emergency Kits and Family Plans

Your checklist of the emergency supplies you'll need in a disaster

 

 More Heroes Needed to Train for Emergency Response

Neighborhood Emergency Teams need people like you to train for emergencies.

 

 What Do You Do When All the Lights Go Out

Many disasters disrupt electrical power systems. Here's how you cope.

 

Links to Local and Regional Resources

Advice and information about emergency preparedness from city, county, regional and national leaders.

 

The Skanner News Video: National Geographic's Earthquakes 101

Disaster Preparedness in Other Languages
King County, offers disaster preparedness videos in Spanish, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Vietnamese and Somali, and online pamphlets in Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese, and disaster kit information in 17 languages.

 

Disaster Volunteer Trainings
Find out how to train to be a disaster volunteer in Portland sign up online. See King County Public Health Reserve Corps for their details.

 

Services for Elderly or Disabled People
If you or a family member is disabled, elderly or would need special help in an emergency, check out Multnomah County Info and Trainings.
Resources and information for people with disabilities is available from King County.

 

Public Health
To reduce your chances of getting sick check out  these links: Oregon Health Department; King County health Department; Center For Disease Control.


Pets

Many of the listed sites include information on how to plan and prepare for your pets during a disaster. For expert information visit Ready America or  the Humane Society of the United States.

Ready America
The National disaster site


LINKED STORIES
Prepare, Survive a Disaster
When Disaster Strikes It's Up to You
72-hour Emergency Kits and Family Plans
Wanted: Heroes
What Do You Do When All the Lights Go Out
Disasters Are Not Rare, FEMA Count 69 a year
Multnomah County Info and Trainings
Oregon Lottery
Calendar

‘Use Your Power’ MLK Breakfast Speech

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