News & Information

Winter Storms

Winter can bring weather such as snow, ice, freezing temperatures and windstorms. Make sure you're prepared at home and on the road during winter storms.


Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. It is the most common natural disaster in the U.S.

Utility Failure

Are You Prepared for a Power Outage? Here are some things you need to know before and after the power goes out.

Extreme Heat

In southern Oregon, summer temperatures can hover in the 90s for weeks at a time. Whenever possible, avoid prolonged exposure to the heat.


Every few years, an earthquake is large enough for people to feel, and every few decades there is an earthquake that causes damage.


Residents living in wild land and urban interface areas should be aware of the danger of wildfire and prepare accordingly.

House Fire

If a fire breaks out in your home you may have less than two minutes to escape before it's engulfed in flames.

Health Hazards

As you are preparing for hazards like wildfires and floods, it's important to also prepare for health emergencies.


A drought is a period of drier than normal conditions that results in water-related problems. 


Prevention of accidents, rather than prediction, is central to avoiding potential damage, loss, or contamination from hazardous materials.