Get #2WeeksReady Challenge

​Unexpected Doesn't Have to Mean Unprepared

If Salem was affected by a major natural disaster could your family survive for at least two weeks without assistance? From earthquakes to floods, wildfires to personal financial crises, emergencies come in many forms and often when you least expect it. Being prepared brings peace of mind knowing your loved ones will be ok.

Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Calendar Makes Emergency Preparedness Easy

Follow the 24-week Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Calendar to prepare you and your loved ones to survive for two weeks on your own. Learn how easy it is to build a readiness kit over 24 weeks when you do it a little at a time. Want a weekly reminder? Sign-up to receive weekly emergency preparedness assignments straight in your inbox.

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Follow Fellow Salem Residents As they Prepare Their Families

Follow Salem residents Heather, Gretchen, and Keith as they take steps to ensure their families are prepared in case of a disaster. Watch, listen, and learn about their challenges, tips, and successes. Watch for the hashtag #2WeeksReady on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to follow along.


Heather: Family of three

Keith: Family of six

Gretchen: Family of four

Contact us

Gregory WalshEmergency Manager
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
370 Trade ST NE
Salem OR 97301