Hood River County Emergency Management prepares for, coordinates response and logistical support, mitigation and community recovery for natural and man-made disasters and large scale emergencies.
Eagle Creek Fire response
Hood River County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management opened the countywide Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for 18 days, September 2-20 during the Eagle Creek Fire incident.
Many thanks go to our partner agencies, staff and hard-working volunteers that staffed this incident. The EOC team also opened a JIC (Joint Information Center) and a public call center to offer daily updates, maps and information to residents and businesses in this incident.
The first phase of Emergency Managment is PREPAREDNESS - the last phase is RECOVERY. Recovery assistance is now available for local businesses - Hood River was successful in requesting activation of the SBA economic injury disaster loan program. Business may obtain long term (up to 30 years) low interest (2.5-3.3%) SBA loans to help recoup lost revenue.
Be Safe! Be Prepared!
PREPARE FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN OREGON, AUGUST 21 - HERE'S A HANDY 6-page GUIDE - with a million extra visitors, don't underestimate the impact of the event on our community.
HERE ARE QUICK TIPS (1 page) ECLIPSE EMERGENCY PLANNING - PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW
HERE'S A LINK TO OUR ECLIPSE PLANNING PAGE with things you need to know and how to prepare
Earthquakes, wildfires, winter storms, landslides and flooding. They can happen at any time.
Click on the Get READY Gorge photo to download the guide:
Hood River Emergency Management created this in depth guide to help YOU and YOUR FAMILY prepare for emergencies and disasters.
Hood River County Emergency Management is a regional resource - we partner with Cities, Counties, Fire Departments, 911, schools, medical, health and other first response agencies Gorge-wide, to prepare our region for large scale emergencies and disasters.
We are the direct link to partner with, and access additional regional, state and federal support.
We manage grants, disaster planning and programs that enhance our county's readiness and response. We help citizens and businesses prepare for emergencies and disasters.
We successfully competed for a national grant to host a community emergency management training, IEMC (Integrated Emergency Management Course) - Hood River specific - in December 2016.
We learned a lot in this four day course, attended by 96 leaders. CLICK HERE to download our After Action Report/Improvement Plan. We are dedicated to continuous improvement!
Citizens and businesses are encouraged to be self-sufficient for at least 3 days - up to 3 weeks, should an emergency or disaster occur. We are here for you - and we also appreciate you doing your part to prepare your family for emergencies.
Hood River County developed a Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan and will be updating this plan in 2017-18.