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Nov 28, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Christmas is fast approaching, but it's not the only thing you and yours need to be ready for.  Think: windstorms, icy roads, and power outages because it 'tis the season; then think: floods, land slides, and earthquakes because natural...
Jan 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM
Nearly 30,000 Oregon residents have signed up to "drop, cover and hold on" for the Jan. 26 drill
Nov 22, 2010 at 11:54 AM
The premise of community emergency response teams is that, in a disaster, the usual first-responder public services (fire, EMS, police, and utility) will be quickly overwhelmed and that it will be neighbors helping neighbors survive through the...
Oct 12, 2010 at 5:19 PM
Because you spend roughly eight hours sleeping and maybe a few more watching late night TV before you fall asleep, it's entirely possible that if a disaster struck, you'd be in bed. That's why you want to put a few things under your bed (where you...
Oct 4, 2010 at 2:23 PM
Personal safety trainers often recommend living in what they call the yellow zone. The yellow zone is a state of awareness between the white zone, where people are completely unaware of danger in their environment, and the orange zone, where people...
Sep 23, 2010 at 4:15 PM
When a disaster hits, you and your loved ones may not all be at home watching TV: you and your spouse may be at work; your kids may be in school. You'll want to call to make sure everyone is all right. Perhaps you or a loved one may require medical...
Sep 10, 2010 at 4:32 PM
Preparing for a disaster is like getting ready for a blind date. Actually, the blind date is easier. In both cases, you're not sure what might happen, but at least you have an idea of when the blind date will start and end. So how much disaster...
Sep 7, 2010 at 11:55 AM
Disaster always seems so far away. Washington State's Mount St. Helens is a distant memory.  Indonesia's Mount Sinabung, currently erupting, is a distant place. And, really, can you ever be "prepared" for a disaster? I mean that's why it's a...
Apr 21, 2010 at 12:10 PM
It doesn't take dry summer days, Santa Ana winds, or careless motorists to bring on fire season. Between overly dry Christmas trees, frayed electrical cords, electric sparks, candles, and cooking oils, it's almost always fire season around the...
Apr 16, 2010 at 9:30 AM
From a City of Eugene Press Release: Mayor Kitty Piercy and the City's Neighborhood Services Program are hosting the first annual WEgene! Awards to honor the important contributions of volunteers to the health and livability of Eugene's...
Apr 5, 2010 at 10:47 AM
First it was Haiti, then Chile, now it's Baja. With all of the recent earthquakes going on, do you know what to do if the earth around Churchill starts moving for you? The basic strategy remains the same: hide somewhere where you won't get crushed...
Mar 1, 2010 at 1:27 PM
This is the sixth article in a seven-part series about first aid kits. It talks about the fourth of five categories of items to include in your kit. The "P" in "ADOPT," the acronym for the five categories, stands for pills.
Feb 8, 2010 at 12:57 PM
This is the fifth article in a seven-part series about first aid kits. It talks about ointments, the third of five categories of items to include in your kit. Everyone knows what dressings (gauze pads and bandages) are used for, but the large number...
Feb 2, 2010 at 6:23 PM
This is the fourth article in a seven-part series about first aid kits. It talks about dressings, the second of five categories of items to include in your kit. The term dressing, as used here, actually includes two types of medical supplies. The...
Jan 25, 2010 at 8:09 PM
This is the third article in a seven-part series about first aid kits. It talks about alternatives, the first of five categories of items to include in your kit. The fact is that no matter what you put in your first aid kit, it's likely that in an...