BEECN Volunteers for Post Disaster Communication
A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communications Node (BEECN) is a place to go in Portland neighborhoods after a major quake to ask for emergency assistance or to report severe damage or injury. Cell phones, landlines, texting and internet service are not resilient enough to endure the damage anticipated from a Cascadia Subduction Zone Quake. The 48 neighborhood BEECNs in Portland rely on amateur radio to help neighborhoods and local government reach each other. WHAT DOES A BEECN VOLUNETEER DO? BEECN volunteers use a handheld radio from the cache. They talk with an amateur radio operator at the fire station who will […]
Planning for Real Workshop
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Portland’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan looks at Portland’s risks from natural hazards, and identifies strategies to make the city more resilient. Public Meeting Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Lincoln High School Cafeteria 1600 SW Salmon, Portland, OR 97205 Why should you attend? Get to know your natural hazard risks. Select and prioritize projects to make Portland more resilient. Ensure that your community’s needs and interests are considered. Connect with your neighbors about preparedness. There will be snacks, and kids are welcome! Interpretation is available if requested one week prior to the meeting. Meeting Agenda […]
PBEM – Tell us how you prepare!
Tell us how you prepare! (Win a $150 emergency kit! WOW!) Preparedness survey to guide projects designed to reduce risk from natural hazards There’s work we can do now, together, to reduce our risks from natural hazards like floods, earthquakes, landslides, storms and wildfires. We can’t do it all and we can’t do it all at once. With your help, though, the City of Portland can prioritize projects that limit the impact of natural hazards on the systems and services that we need the most. The City has released a simple preparedness survey to get a better understanding of how […]