09-21-2017  8:59 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport
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NEWS BRIEFS

Tim Burgess Inaugurated as 55th Mayor of Seattle

Burgess, a former radio journalist, served as Seattle City Councilmember from 2008 to 2017 ...

Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Health Fair, Oct. 7

Onsite mammograms, music, food, health information, and fun ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 15, 2017

Environmental Services continues a project to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

NAACP Portland Branch Invites Community to Monthly General Membership Meeting

Meeting takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 ...

Portland to Launch Online Platform to Ease Rental Applications

One App Oregon will reduce barriers to accessing affordable housing for the city's renters ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Jeff Trades an Unknown Known for a Known Known

Jeff Tryens reflects on life in Central Oregon ...

We Must Have A New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William J. Barber II pens an exclusive op-ed about the need for a New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival. ...

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Preparing for the Next Harvey

Bill Fletcher talks about impact of Hurricane Harvey on poor workers on the the Gulf Coast. ...

It’s Time for Congress to Pass a Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding Package

Congressional Black Caucus Members talk about recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey ...

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
Carpentry Professionals
Artists Rep An Octoroon
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