Posted by Cathy Burroughs on September 15th, 2020
Posted in: Blog, Emergency Preparedness
On September 11, FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Oregon to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected by wildfires beginning on Sept. 8, 2020, and continuing. Per a FEMA press release, “Many Oregonians are suffering right now, whether displaced themselves or worried about loved ones, friends, neighbors, homes, and communities,” said Governor Kate Brown. “We’re working collaboratively to throw everything we can at this crisis, bringing together local, state, and federal capacity. We are doing everything we can to ensure that our heroic firefighters working around the clock to save lives and homes have the tools, resources, and support they need.”
In Washington state, major wildfires throughout the state remain active. As to Idaho, though a handful of mostly small wildfires are burning, it is a relatively mild wildfire season so far in the panhandle state.
The NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has a comprehensive health information guide on wildfires with many resources to assist with response and recovery, including smoke inhalation, burns, safety, cleanup and recovery, and coping.
Below is a select list of information from federal, state, and local governments and organizations.
Key Pacific Northwest Resources
Key National Resources