Oregon Counties Plan for Aftermath of Disasters

August 4, 2009

The Department of Homeland Security has provided money to help south coast Oregon counties develop a plan for putting their communities back together following an earthquake or tsunami.

Josh Bruce, projects coordinator with the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, says the emergency managers from each county are meeting to develop protocols for how to respond to a disaster in the first three days and then in the weeks, months and years that follow.

The $250,000 grant is being shared by Coos and Curry counties, and the Western Lane Emergency Operations Group. That’s a conglomeration of local officials who have been meeting in recent years to develop plans for rebuilding critical infrastructure after a major disaster.

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