Office of Emergency Management
Multnomah County Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate and support the efforts of local government to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and human caused emergencies and disasters.
Winter Weather is on the way!
With winter weather approaching, now is a good time to start preparing.
Make sure to have phone numbers for utilities programmed into your cell phone or available near your home land line phone.
Know Before You Go! Check ODOT's TripCheck site or dial 5-1-1 or 1-800-977-6368 to confirm road conditions before you travel. Plan to have alternate travel routes in case roads are impassable. Carry chains in your car and an emergency kit that includes vehicle repair and emergency items, extra water and food, and warm clothing or blankets. Make sure to let a friend or relative know where you are going and when you plan to return.
If you travel locally by mass transit, bike, or on foot, make sure to dress for the weather and know your available alternate routes.
Keep extra food, water, flashlights, and batteries in your home emergency kit in case of power outages.
Keep catch basins/storm drains on or near your property clear of leaves and debris. Only remove debris from above the catch basin and do not remove the grate. If you are unable to keep the catch basin clear, report it to your local transportation authority. City of Portland Road Hazards can be reported by calling 503-823-1700 and for Multnomah County managed roadways call 503-988-5050 during regular business hours or 503-823-3333 after hours.