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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Be Prepared for Winter Weather!

Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming winter weather and other emergencies. Here are a few items to get you started:

Emergency Kit: Oregon Red Cross' Together We Prepare Oregon booklet (the link may load slowly) has a good list of supplies to stock in an emergency kit. Make getting prepared a family event: FEMA has a site just for kids to help them prepare for an emergency: FEMA Kids Get Ready... Get Set... If you are a senior or care for a senior or person with disabilities check out The Red Cross guide to Preparing for Disaster for People With Disabilities and Other Special Needs. The Clackamas County Department of Emergency Management's website has lots of links to other information. And the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation has a brochure with even more information!

Plowing and Sanding: The city’s street crew will plow the City’s primary arterial and collector streets in an effort to keep them safe and passable. The goal is to help our residents get to and from their places of business and to keep the City’s primary roads open to emergency response equipment. Due to limits of City’s resources and staffing levels, snow plowing will be limited to this route. Take a look at the City's plowing routes and sanding routes maps.

Flooding: The City of Milwaukie provides a sandbag site for Milwaukie citizens and businesses during the flood season. This site is a self-serve site located at the City’s Public Works Facility at 6101 SE Johnson Creek Blvd, Milwaukie, OR.
For more information, contact Public Works Front Counter 8 AM to 3:30 PM at 503-786-7600. Residents need to check in at front office when going to Johnson Creek Facility for sand bags; after hours contact 503-786-7500 to arrange pick up of sand bags. LINK

Utilities: Clackamas County has a information sheet that covers information about utilities in an emergency.

Sign up for Code Red: The City of Milwaukie has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour or about 1,000 numbers per minute. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number. (The number will show up as 9999119999 if you have caller ID screening.)It is important that residents and businesses have their phone number and address registered in Milwaukie's CodeRED system, especially if using unlisted numbers, cell phones or VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, and easy. CLICK HERE to register.

Power Outages: The Red Cross has a good TIP SHEET on how to prepare for an outage, what to do during an outage, and what to do after an outage.

Help Your Neighbors: In an emergency, your first priority should be to take care of your self and your family, but once you are all set, check in on your neighbors who may not be as prepared or as able bodied.

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