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Salem-News.com (Aug-15-2016 23:23)

Local Red Cross Sends Responders to Help with Worst Disaster Since Superstorm Sandy

Fourteen Red Cross disaster responders from Oregon and Southwest Washington are deploying to Louisiana to help people affected by the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - red cross The American Red Cross Cascades Region is responding to devastating flooding in Louisiana. Red Cross disaster workers are providing shelter, food and comfort to those affected and more help is on the way.

Responders from Medford, Silverton, Florence, Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego, Wolf Creek and Keizer are either on the ground or heading to Louisiana.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-01-2016 10:57)

Linn County Looking for Search and Rescue Recruits Ages 14-18

Applicants must attend a recruit meeting at the Sheriff's Office on April 11th or May 9th

(ALBANY, Ore.) - Linn County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the 11 day Search and Rescue Training Academy in June.

The training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and many more topics. There will also be a three day field exercise in the Cascades that include a 20 mile hike.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-24-2015 20:25)

In the Days Leading to Thanksgiving, Red Cross Responds to Local Disasters 14 Times

The region is averaging two local disaster responses every day.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Red Cross Newport Red Cross volunteers in the Cascades Region responded to 14 incidents this past weekend, starting Friday evening in southeast Portland and culminating with seven home fire responses on Monday across Clark, Jefferson, Josephine, Lane, Multnomah, Polk and Washington counties.

The Red Cross provided support to more than three dozen people and pets, to meet basic immediate needs such as temporary lodging, food, medical support, clothing and personal hygiene items.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-04-2015 18:18)

Evacuation by the Numbers: Disaster Preparedness

As fire evacuations are underway, here are some things we should all know

(BANDON, Ore.) - Salem-News.com The recent heat wave in our region has been, at worst, an inconvenience for most of us. Elsewhere in the Northwest there have been all manner of wildland fires resulting, according to one news report, in the loss of over 300 homes. That’s at least 300 families who were ordered to get out and find safety elsewhere.

The need for evacuation is rare in our regio .... But at this writing, several major wildland fires are threatening more homes and scorching thousands of acres of forest land.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-03-2014 19:10)

Six Forest Fires in Oregon Still Raging

No new fires 10 acres or larger were reported on lands protected by ODF in the past 24 hours.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon forest fires The Lost Hubcap Fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. on August 29th, and quickly burned on Bureau of Land Management and private forestlands protected by ODF. On August 29, 2014, Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Cline) was deployed to the Lost Hubcap Fire, assuming command of the fire from the local ODF unit of the Central Oregon District at 1200 hours PDT on Saturday.

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