News & Information

Water Sources

If an earthquake, flood, winter storm or other disaster occurs in your community, you might not have access to clean water for days, weeks or even months.


Having a communications plan is one of the most important pieces of your emergency preparedness plan.

Shelter in Place

During some emergencies, it may be safest to stay at home, rather than evacuate to a family member’s house or an emergency shelter.

Temporary Shelter

With severe weather being one of our yearround hazards in southern Oregon, having adequate shelter is a year-round concern.

Hygiene & Safe Water

Having clean and safe water in an emergency situation to meet drinking, sanitation and hygiene needs is essential for every person .


Know how to properly dispose of human waste (i.e. a two-bucket system - see below) and sanitize all necessary items in order to avoid infection and spread of disease.