Thursday, September 17, 2020

Virtual Public Meeting Tonight for the Holiday Farm Fire; Governor Brown Announces Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses; OHP Member Help Replacing Prescriptions and Medical Equipment Lost to Fire

Daily Digest, Thursday, September 17, 2020

VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT FOR THE HOLIDAY FARM FIRE

A virtual public meeting on the Holiday Farm Fire will be held at 7 p.m. on https://www.facebook.com/HolidayFarmFire/. People do not need to have a Facebook account to participate. 

GOVERNOR BROWN ANNOUNCES FREE MASKS AND GLOVES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES 

Yesterday Governor Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of protective supplies. The state of Oregon is fulfilling orders at no charge until resources are depleted. The order form is online and is now accepting orders. Businesses and child care providers can access the form here: https://supplyconnector.org/states/oregon/free-ppe/

REPLACING PRESCRIPTIONS AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOST TO FIRE 

Are you an Oregon Health Plan member who evacuated your home without grabbing the durable medical equipment (DME), supplies or prescriptions you need? If so, you can get these items replaced and your coordinated care organization or CCO can help. Find your CCO contact information here: http://ow.ly/jprH50BoEAi. If you’re an OHP member with an open card, contact Member Services at 800-273-0557.

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ABOUT COEIN
COEIN’s website, www.coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com, provides a collective resource for up-to-date information. Access to accurate, timely information both, locally and nationally, is encouraged. Our County Public Health experts point to the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as good sources of information.

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN) includes Deschutes County Health Services, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Health System, Crook County Health Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, tri-county public schools, City of Bend, Bend Police, Bend Fire & Rescue, and others. COEIN’s purpose is to collect, coordinate, and distribute timely and accurate information. 

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities   

To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact the COEIN JIC at 541.316.0087 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Oregon Department of Transportation Actively Clearing Roads; Call Center for Lane County Resident Evacuees; Vital Record Replacement for Fire Victims


OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACTIVELY CLEARING ROADS; CALL CENTER FOR LANE COUNTY RESIDENT EVACUEES; VITAL RECORD REPLACEMENT FOR FIRE VICTIMS


News Release from Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
Posted on FlashAlert: September 16th, 2020 3:30 PM
Downloadable file: Hwy 22 Clean-up
Downloadable file: Vital Records

Daily Digest, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACTIVELY CLEARING ROADS

SALEM – Even with wildfires still burning, ODOT crews around the state have begun assessing damage on hundreds of miles of road, removing thousands of trees damaged by fire, and inspecting culverts, bridges, guardrail and pavement.

The work will continue location by location as conditions allow, but it will be some time before roads reopen – partially or fully – to traffic. Even when roads do reopen, ODOT crews will continue monitoring for hazards including landslides or loose rock in areas where wildfires have scarred the landscape.

New webpage shows recovery progress

A new webpage will track this progress showing information on what we’ve done and still need to do to reopen closed roads. The webpage also provides information on road and office closures, links to news releases, photos, videos and more.

“This is such a dynamic and constantly changing situation, we have to make sure these roads are cleared,” said Luci Moore, ODOT State Maintenance and Operations Engineer. “There are many concerns that we will address. It is likely to be some time before these roads open to full or even partial travel. Each will be determined individually based on the damages.”

Recovery work underway

ODOT has started removing hazard trees on OR 138 E, OR 126 McKenzie Highway and Oregon 22 North Santiam Highway. While ODOT is still assessing how many trees it will need to remove, estimates put the number of hazard trees along the OR 22 corridor alone in the hundreds of thousands.

Roads will remain closed until ODOT can remove debris from affected areas, inspect slopes for weakness, inspect bridges, pavement, culverts, signs, guardrail and other structures for damage, and make repairs. Rock scaling -- to bring down materials that threaten roads -- will be used where needed.

Even after roads are fully reopened, heavy rain will be a concern in fire-stricken areas and ODOT may have further work to do to stabilize hillsides or clear debris from falls. Slides and debris flows are a particular concern -- especially after rains -- in areas where fire stripped away vegetation, tree roots and underbrush, creating greater slide danger.

Know before you go

Partial openings that allow limited traffic while work continues will be common. Drivers can expect to see flaggers or pilot cars and should plan for frequent lane closures.

Drivers should check www.TripCheck.com for updates on closures.

For pictures of road damage around the state:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregondot/albums/72157715891016418

For videos explaining the recovery challenges faced by ODOT crews:

https://www.youtube.com/user/OregonDOT

CALL CENTER FOR LANE COUNTY RESIDENTS TO CHECK ON THE STATUS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE AND VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS TONIGHT FOR FIRES NEAR CENTRAL OREGON

Holiday Farm Fire

The Lane County Office of Emergency Management Call Center is available to assist homeowners and residents with damage assessment information. The Lane County Call Center can be reached at:  541-682-3977.

Virtual public meeting on the Holiday Farm Fire at 7 p.m. on https://www.facebook.com/HolidayFarmFire/. People do not need to have a Facebook account to participate.

Riverside Fire

Riverside Fire virtual community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight on Fb.com/RiversideFireInfo. People do not need to have a Facebook account to participate.

FEES WAIVED FOR REPLACING SOME VITAL RECORDS LOST TO WILDFIRES


Many Oregon families may have lost all vital documents due to the deadly wildfires burning across the state.

The Center for Health Statistics has issued temporary rules to waive fees for people who have experienced loss of property or life associated with the wildfires. This temporary rule provides up to three certified copies of Oregon vital records free of charge if requested in connection with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-35. This new rule will remain in effect until March 1, 2021.

The State Vital Records office will provide up to three certified copies of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, domestic partnership or dissolution of domestic partnership free of charge if the record is requested in connection with Executive Order 20-35 related to wildfire response. The Executive Order only applies to fires that occurred in Oregon.

County Vital Records offices will provide up to three certified copies of death or birth records free of charge if the record is requested in connection with Executive Order 20-35 related to wildfire response.

See answers to frequently asked questions and learn how to order copies and apply for the waiver on the State Vital Records website.

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ABOUT COEIN
COEIN’s website, www.coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com, provides a collective resource for up-to-date information. Access to accurate, timely information both, locally and nationally, is encouraged. Our County Public Health experts point to the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as good sources of information.

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN) includes Deschutes County Health Services, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Health System, Crook County Health Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, tri-county public schools, City of Bend, Bend Police, Bend Fire & Rescue, and others. COEIN’s purpose is to collect, coordinate, and distribute timely and accurate information.

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities  

To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact the COEIN JIC at 541.316.0087 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

What 'Containment' on a wildfire means; Donate to support evacuees and firefighters; How to vote if you've been displaced; Daily Digest September 15, 2020

WHAT 'CONTAINMENT' ON A WILDFIRE MEANS; DONATE TO SUPPORT EVACUEES AND FIREFIGHTERS; HOW TO VOTE IF YOU'VE BEEN DISPLACED

DAILY DIGEST SEPTEMBER 15, 2020


News Release from Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
Posted on FlashAlert: September 15th, 2020 1:29 PM
Downloadable file: Constructing a handline. Photo courtesy of US Forest Service.
Downloadable file: Mailing a ballot.
Downloadable file: Constructing a dozer line. Photo courtesy of US Forest Service.

WHAT ‘CONTAINMENT’ ON A WILDFIRE REALLY MEANS 

What is ‘containment’? Why has containment remained at zero percent on some of these large fires? Does containment equal success? If you’ve asked these questions you’re not alone. 

‘Fireline’ is the hand or dozer line that firefighters put in down to bare mineral soil to hold the fire and keep it from growing. Over the past several days, crews have worked tirelessly to put in hand-cut and dozer lines to help protect the communities across Oregon.

Combined with favorable weather, these lines have been successful at limiting new fire growth towards populated areas.

But fireline by itself doesn’t equal containment. A section of line can only be called ‘contained’ if there are no more ‘hotspots’ or heat near the fireline. An area of line won’t be called contained if there is any chance it could ‘come back to life’ and allow the fire to grow past the constructed line. In fact, crews monitor all constructed fireline areas for several days - putting out burning stumps, cooling ash-pits, and walking the ground over and over to ‘cold trail’ by hand. Your life and safety is their number one concern.

Every day, every fire, every time.

Firefighters are successfully putting out fires, providing structure protection and limiting fire growth right now. Usually toward the end of a fire, the percentage of “containment” will rapidly go up.

DONATE TO SUPPORT EVACUEES AND FIREFIGHTERS

There are many ways to donate your time, money, or material goods to those impacted by the wildfires in Oregon.  Here is a list of some recommended organizations and their websites:

INFORMATION ON HOW TO VOTE FOR OREGONIANS DISPLACED BY WILDFIRES

SALEM, OR — Secretary of State Bev Clarno issued the following statement in response to the wildfires and to ensure all displaced Oregonians are able to receive their ballot and vote this November.

“The families and communities affected by the devastating wildfires across Oregon are in my thoughts and prayers. Our team at Secretary of State stands ready to help both in the immediate response and long-term recovery efforts to come.

For any Oregonians displaced from their home and concerned about voting in the General Election this November, rest assured we have a plan and are working closely with local election officials to ensure you can receive your ballot, vote, and make your voices heard.”

For frequently asked questions, visit oregonvotes.gov/fires.

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ABOUT COEIN
COEIN’s website, www.coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com, provides a collective resource for up-to-date information. Access to accurate, timely information both, locally and nationally, is encouraged. Our County Public Health experts point to the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as good sources of information.

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN) includes Deschutes County Health Services, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Health System, Crook County Health Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, tri-county public schools, City of Bend, Bend Police, Bend Fire & Rescue, and others. COEIN’s purpose is to collect, coordinate, and distribute timely and accurate information. 

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities   

To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact the COEIN JIC at 541.316.0087 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Create Your Emergency Supply Kit; Knott Landfill and Residential Garbage Services Limits Operations; Wildfire, Smoke and Road Information

CREATE YOUR EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT; KNOTT LANDFILL AND RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE SERVICES LIMITS OPERATIONS; WILDFIRE, SMOKE AND ROAD INFORMATION


News Release from Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
Posted on FlashAlert: September 14th, 2020 4:02 PM
Downloadable file: Update_web.jpg

Daily Digest, Monday, September 14, 2020

CREATING AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

Often referred to as a ‘go-bag,’ an emergency supply kit with essential items can assist people who must evacuate during a wildfire or other emergency.  The Red Cross emergency preparedness kit offers a comprehensive list of recommended items.  The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Central Oregon’s local emergency managers also have printable resources on their websites.

Below are the 5 “Ps” FEMA suggests you need to quickly gather up when ordered by the local authorities to evacuate.

  • People — Be ready to flee with yourself and your family, and if safely possible, with pets and other animals.

  • Prescriptions — Have them bagged and ready to go, including medicines, medical equipment, batteries or power cords, eyeglasses, and hearing aids.

  • Papers — Important documents (hard copies and/or electronic copies saved on external hard drives or portable thumb drives.

  • Personal needs — Such as clothes, food, water, first aid kit, cash, phones, and chargers and items for people with disabilities and others with access and/or functional needs, such as older adults, children, and those with limited english proficiency.

  • Priceless items — Including pictures, irreplaceable mementos, and other valuables.

As Oregon, Washington, and California cope with unprecedented wildfires in addition to a pandemic, the magnitude of loss is being felt more closely by families, friends, and neighbors.  In times of crisis, being prepared can make a significant difference by reducing the stress of a situation.  Creating an emergency kit is a proactive measure you can take to be ready at a moment’s notice.

DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY KNOTT LANDFILL LIMITS OPERATIONS, RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE SERVICES DELAYED

Due to poor air quality, Knott Landfill will be operating at limited capacity until further notice. The landfill is not currently accepting recycling, yard debris, or household hazardous waste. Household garbage is still being accepted for disposal.

Waste Connections - Cascade Disposal will be delaying all non-essential routes by one day only this week, September 14th-19th. Monday will be serviced on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday, and Friday on Saturday.  They thank you for your understanding during this sensitive time.

Republic Services - Bend Garbage and Recycling collection routes have been suspended on Monday, September 14th. They will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so. Essential services, such as hospitals and grocery stores, will continue service.  If it is safe to resume service on Tuesday, they will be servicing one day late. For example, Monday customers will be serviced Tuesday, and this schedule will continue through the end of the week with Friday customers being serviced Saturday.

If you are unsure whether your garbage and recycling services are operating under a modified schedule, please contact your service provider.


WHERE TO FIND WILDFIRE, SMOKE, AND ROAD INFORMATION

There are many locations for getting wildfire and smoke/air quality information. Here are a couple of options to consider.

InciWeb 

InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system and provides information for all large fires across the United States. You can go to InciWeb by clicking this link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

 

Northwest Coordination Center

The Northwest Coordination Center (NWCC) provides information on all large fires in Oregon and Washington. You can find fire updates, maps, and information about anticipated fire behavior and weather at NWCC’s blog: https://nwccinfo.blogspot.com/ 

Some specific items located on NWCC’s webpage are the following:


Oregon Department of Forestry

Information about wildfires from the Oregon Department of Forestry can be found at this site:  https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/firestats.aspx  


 Air Quality and Smoke Information

For information about air quality and smoke, the following websites are good options:

Road Closures and Travel Information

Heavy smoke from fires up and down the West Coast is creating hazardous driving conditions in Oregon.

For those who aren't evacuating, the safest option is to stay off the roads in smoky and low visibility conditions, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Winds and wildfires also create other hazards, including downed limbs and power lines. Remember to check conditions if you must head out.

Several roads are closed throughout the state, and the situation is rapidly evolving. Go to Tripcheck.com or call 5-1-1 for real-time road conditions.

 

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ABOUT COEIN
COEIN’s website, www.coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com, provides a collective resource for up-to-date information. Access to accurate, timely information both, locally and nationally, is encouraged. Our County Public Health experts point to the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as good sources of information.

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN) includes Deschutes County Health Services, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Health System, Crook County Health Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, tri-county public schools, City of Bend, Bend Police, Bend Fire & Rescue, and others. COEIN’s purpose is to collect, coordinate, and distribute timely and accurate information. 

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities   

To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact the COEIN JIC at 541.316.0087 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.

Friday, September 11, 2020

County Alerts; On-Demand Shuttle; Wildfire Resources

COUNTY ALERTS; ON-DEMAND SHUTTLE; WILDFIRE RESOURCES


News Release from Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
Posted on FlashAlert: September 11th, 2020 3:59 PM
Downloadable file: Update_web.jpg

BE INFORMED, SIGN UP NOW FOR COUNTY ALERTS

Central Oregon’s county alert systems are valuable resources, giving you critical information about natural disasters, including fire and air quality due to smoke, and other emergencies that need your attention. Sign up now:

COIC OFFERS FREE REDMOND ON-DEMAND SHUTTLE FOR EVACUEES

The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) is offering its Dial-A-Ride service in Redmond to people displaced by wildfires.  This free service is available from 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM  Monday through Friday.  Reservations can be made from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday by calling (541) 385-8680.  The service boundary includes the greater Redmond area.  Due to COVID-19, riders are required to wear a face covering while on board the shuttle.

Map showing boundary of Redmond Oregon Dial-a-Ride.

“As a community that has benefited from the assistance of others, we welcome those in need from across Oregon. We are honored to offer free transportation services, removing a barrier for many trying to meet their basic daily needs.” expressed COIC Executive Director, Tammy Baney.

OREGON WILDFIRE RESOURCES WEBSITE

Stay informed and stay safe with information from the Oregon state government.  The website https://wildfire.oregon.gov, is a hub for accessing Oregon Wildfire Resources.  It has translation options for multiple languages.  In addition to the latest news, you’ll find how to sign up for emergency alerts, fire maps, the air quality index, road conditions and more.  There are links to the Red Cross Safe & Well Status to list yourself safe OR search the registry to check on the status of loved ones.

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ABOUT COEIN
COEIN’s website, www.coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com provides a collective resource for up-to-date information. Access to accurate, timely information both locally and nationally is encouraged. Our County Public Health experts point to the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as good sources of information.

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN), includes Deschutes County Health Services, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Health System, Crook County Health Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, tri-county public schools, City of Bend, Bend Police, Bend Fire & Rescue, and others. COEIN’s purpose is to collect, coordinate and distribute timely and accurate information.

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities   

To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact the COEIN JIC at 541.316.0087 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Air Quality Advisory; Campfire Bans; Daily Digest Sept. 10

AIR QUALITY ADVISORY; CAMPFIRE BANS; DAILY DIGEST SEPT. 10


News Release from Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
Posted on FlashAlert: September 10th, 2020 3:37 PM
Downloadable file: JIC-Fire-Signage_Page_1.jpg

AIR QUALITY ADVISORY

Unhealthy and hazardous air is expected statewide through the weekend. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Thursday for all regions of Oregon due to smoke from fires in Oregon, Washington and California.

Air quality will likely worsen in Central Oregon starting Thursday and continue degrading through the weekend. Smoke levels may be unhealthy or hazardous. When smoke levels are hazardous, everyone needs to take steps to protect themselves.

Protect your health when smoke levels are high:

• Avoid outdoor activities and stay inside if possible. Keep windows and doors closed.

• Be aware of smoke in your area and avoid places with the highest levels.

• Use high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These can be portable filters or can be installed in indoor heating, ventilation, cooling and air purification systems. You can also create your own air purifying filter by following these instructions for a DIY air filter.

• If you have heart or lung disease or asthma, follow your healthcare provider’s advice.

• Consider leaving the area if smoke levels are hazardous and you have heart disease, asthma or other respiratory conditions. Otherwise, please wait to be directed to evacuate. Pay attention to evacuation notices. If you choose to leave the area, remember to take face coverings and hand sanitizer with you to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Smoke levels can change rapidly depending on weather. Check current conditions by visiting DEQ’s Air Quality Index or the Oregon Smoke Information Blog , downloading the free OregonAIR app on your smartphone, or going to on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Now.

Do not rely on masks for protection. Paper "comfort" or "dust" masks commonly found at hardware stores are designed to trap large particles, such as sawdust. These masks will not protect your lungs from smoke. There are also specially designed air filters worn on the face called respirators. These must be fitted, tested and properly worn to protect against wildfire smoke. People who do not properly wear their respirator may gain a false sense of security. If you choose to wear a respirator, select an “N95” respirator, and make sure you find someone who has been trained to help you select the right size, test the seal and teach you how to use it. It may offer some protection if used correctly. For more information about effective masks, see the Respirator Fact Sheet provided by CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

FOREST OFFICIALS TO BAN ALL CAMPFIRES ON FEDERALLY MANAGED PUBLIC LANDS BEGINNING FRIDAY

Central Oregon – Forest officials for the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland and the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management will implement a complete ban on all campfires and propane fire pits on all federally managed public lands and raise the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) to IV effective Friday, September 11 at 12:01 a.m.

With multiple human caused starts in the past several days while firefighters battle numerous large fires in Oregon, in addition to the EXTREME fire danger in Central Oregon, the decision was made to ban all active flames from campfires and propane fire pits. This is a change from previous Public Use Restrictions where campfires were allowed in designated campgrounds. Camp stoves used specifically for cooking are still allowed on public lands.

An IFPL Level IV or “General Shutdown” means that all industrial operations (thinning and logging) are prohibited. No waivers will be granted for any activity. Personal use firewood cutting remains prohibited under this level.

Fire officials encourage the public to be diligent with all ignition sources on public lands, ensuring all cigarette butts are properly extinguished in an ashtray or dish of water and spark arrestors are in place on all motorized equipment. Additionally, all motorized recreationists should park in areas cleared of vegetation – the undercarriage of a vehicle can be hot enough to start a fire. Also, officials want to remind the public that using explosive target material, such as Tannerite, and the use of explosives and fireworks continues to be prohibited on all federal public lands.

For more information on wildfires in Central Oregon, visit: www.centraloregonfire.org

BEND FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OTHERS CLOSING ALL RECREATIONAL FIRES

With the recent wildfire events across the state of Oregon and extreme strain on our local fire resources, Bend Fire & Rescue has placed a ban on all recreational fires, effective immediately. This is in conjunction with Redmond Fire & Rescue, Sisters-Camp Sherman District, Cloverdale Fire District and other local, state and federal agencies. The burning ban will be in place until further notice. 

Recreational fires include those used for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth, or similar purposes. Barbeques and propane fires are still allowed.

For more information about burn regulations in Bend please visit www.bendoregon.gov/burninginfo.
 

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ABOUT COEIN
COEIN’s website, www.coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com provides a collective resource for up-to-date information. Access to accurate, timely information both locally and nationally is encouraged. Our County Public Health experts point to the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as good sources of information.

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN), includes Deschutes County Health Services, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Health System, Crook County Health Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, tri-county public schools, City of Bend, Bend Police, Bend Fire & Rescue, and others. COEIN’s purpose is to collect, coordinate and distribute timely and accurate information.

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities   

To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact the COEIN JIC at 541.316.0087 or centraloregoninfo@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Fire Updates from Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management

 



Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management wanted to take a few minutes this morning to update you as to the fire situation around the state and how it relates to Deschutes County:

  • There are NO active evacuations in Deschutes County
  • The Deschutes County Fairgrounds has been established as a Temporary Evacuation Point for those displaced by fires in the Santiam River Canyon (Beachie/Santiam/Mad Hatter/Lionshead Fires) and the McKenzie River Canyon (Holiday Farm Fire). The Red Cross is handling sheltering logistics.
  • At this time, no congregate shelter in Deschutes County has been established due to COVID-19 concerns
  • The Pet Evacuation Team remains on standby to establish large animal sheltering operations at the Fairgrounds if that need arises
  • The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN) has been activated virtually to support the dissemination of accurate and timely public information
  • The Red Cross’ Safe and Well program continues to be an excellent way to find and connect with displaced family members.

Currently there are large fires causing large scale evacuations in Klamath, Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Clackamas Counties.

There are a number of social media pages with information. As this is an extremely rapidly evolving and unprecedented event, information management has been challenging, but is getting better.


Sergeant Nathan Garibay, Emergency Manager

Special Services Unit

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

Desk: 541-617-3303 / Main Office: 541-388-6655

63333 W. Highway 20 * Bend, OR  97703

sheriff.deschutes.org               

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