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Current Hazards


Learn about potential hazards in Oregon

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We know that the technology to make weapons out of disease-spreading organisms and toxins is potentially available to people who might be willing to use it. Learn actions you can take to prepare and respond to bioterrorism.
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During a drought, rainfall levels or other precipitation types are lower than average for an extended period, resulting in an inadequate water supply. Learn more about droughts.
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Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health impact requires preparation, planning, and practice. Learning what actions to take can help you and your family stay safe and healthy in the event of an earthquake.
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Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, and health authorities assist partners with ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.
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Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Learn simple steps you can take today to protect the health and safety of you and your family.
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Landslides can occur quickly, often with little notice. The best way to prepare is to stay informed about changes in and around your home that could signal a landslide is likely to occur.
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Learn how you can protect yourself, your family and your property from the effects of a tsunami.
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Wildfires occur every year in Oregon and create dangerous conditions for people, pets and property. Learn what you can do today to be prepared.
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Every fall and winter, windstorms cause extensive damage in the Pacific Northwest. By taking action now, you can save lives and reduce the damage from windstorms.
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Although periods of extreme cold cannot always be predicted far in advance, weather forecasts can sometimes provide you with several days’ notice. Learn what you can do in case of bad winter weather.