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Plan and Prepare with Us!

Lots of information is available to help guide you as you prepare yourself and your family for an emergency, and we know that sorting through it all can be challenging. We’ve collected a few of our favorite resources and have posted them below.

Our best advice? If necessary, start small, start slow, but just start. Whatever level of preparedness you achieve today is more than you had yesterday!


Linn-Benton ALERT

Sign up to receive emergency alerts about your local area. Linn-Benton ALERT allows public safety officials to provide crucial information about what you should do to stay safe in the event of an emergency. Register now.

Flash Alert

Integrated FlashAlert is used by many local police and fire agencies, as well as schools and other community/government organizations to send emergency messages. You can register to receive news releases and emergency notification. You choose the agencies you wish to hear from. Register now.


Interested in alerts from multiple regions around Oregon? OR-Alert is your one-stop shop to get registered for alerts across all 36 counties and tribal governments. Register now.

  • June 3, 5-7pm: “All Hands On Deck” is an evening of storytelling by local fire managers and industry representatives who made critical decisions that kept the 2023 Wiley Creek Fire under control. The program is FREE. Held at the Sweet Home High School- in person ONLY. For more information, click here.

Wildfire Webinars & Podcasts that may be of interest:

Oregon Wildfire Safety Webinar, May 2024 by Pacific Power- addressing Pacific Power’s 2024 Wildfire Mitigation Plan for OR.

Forest Health in Oregon 2024: Fire & Forest Health– Part of the State of the State 2024, Forest Health Webinar Series!

Not All Flame’s the Same: Oregon’s Diverse Fire Ecology– by OSU Extension Service Forestry & Natural Resources

In The Woods– A podcast series hosted by OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension (Ep. 49- The Oregon Wildfire Hazard Map)

2024 Public Private Partnership Security and Resilience Seminar Series by Idaho Office of Emergency Management (IOEM), Oregon Department of Emergency Management (ODEM), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA):

Session 1: May 9- Introduction to Violence Prevention Strategies and Resources


Session 2: June 13- The Safety of Security Impacts of Houselessness on Businesses and Organizations


Session 3: September 12- Safely Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace


Session 4: October 10- Emergency Cybersecurity Threats- Preparing for the Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence


“Prepare in a Year,” by FEMA-Region 10, presents the Third Thursday Monthly Webinar Series! Register here!

May 16: Important Documents

June 20: 2 Weeks Ready

July 18: Fire Safety August

15: Utility Safety

September 19: Under the Bed

October 17: Drop, Cover, and Hold On

November 21: Shelter in Place

December 19: Home Hazard Hunt

See something missing? Email us at and let us know!


Benton County Road Closures

The Benton County Road Department is dedicated to maintaining clear and safe county roads. To check on closures and updates or to report a problem or concern, click here.

Benton County Snow and Ice Route Prioritization

Snow plowing and road sanding will be done based on priority. Click here to view the prioritization map.

Benton County Sandbag Fill Stations

Benton County provides several filling station for the public. Empty bags can be found at the stations, or you can pick up bags at the Public Works yard. Bring your own shovel. Click here to view fill station locations.

National Weather Service

Click here to gain access to local weather forecasts, active alerts, radar, river levels and more.

Trip Check

Provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Trip Check is a great tool to check your routes before you head out the door. Click here to check your route.

The Willamette Basin River and Dam Status

Prepared by the US Army Corps of Engineers, this map gives an up to date view of each river and dam level in the Willamette River Basin. Click here to view the map.

River Information and Forecasts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides a 4-10 day trend forecast for local rivers. Click here to check on the Willamette River at Corvallis. Click here to check on the Mary’s River near Philomath.

Air Quality in Oregon

The Department of Environment Quality provides an up to date map of air quality throughout Oregon. Click here to view your local air quality index (AQI).

Oregon Wildfire Information

The InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system. To check on local wildfire status and information, click here to view the map, or click here for the incident table view.

Pacific Power Outage

Power out? Check the outage map here, or report an outage by texting OUT to 722797.

Consumer Power Inc. Outage

Power out? Check the outage map here, or report an outage by calling (541) 929-3124. You can also report online through your CPI account, or via the CPI SmartHub app and select “Report an Outage.”

Find Geohazards in Your Neighborhood

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) hosts a map of geohazards in your area. Enter your address for your home, school, business, or public buildings in your area to see what hazards might affect you. Click here for the HazVu map.





Pacific Power- Medical Baseline Program– assistance program for residential customers who may have additional energy needs related to qualifying medical conditions.

The Oregon Health Authority offers an Air Conditioner and Air Filter Deployment Program to help people who are currently or have recently become eligible for medical assistance. Apply to receive an air conditioning unit or an air filtration device to get you through those extreme heat and smoke filled days. Click here for more information.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration offers tips about Medical Devices and Natural Disasters.

For more information, email the team at or give us a call at 541-766-6864.

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