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Oregon Resources for Wildfire Response


The state of Oregon is suffering one of our worst wildfire events this September. As Oregonians, we're all grieving for the losses taking place.

To help you and your family, here are a few resources to help if you need information. This page will be updated as we learn more.

FEMA Oregon Wildfire information

FEMA Insurance info

Oregon Main Website for Wildfire resources - a compendium of resources including maps, fire prevention, evacuation, emergency housing, and websites to learn more.

State and local resources

American Red Cross Emergency Phone: (877) 272-7337 - Help with housing, food, mental health, health and financial assistance

Red Cross Resources for Preparing for Wildfire During COVID-19 | PDF Format

Red Cross Relief Fund

American Red Cross Coronavirus Resources:

Oregon Health Authority - health risks from smoke and fire with resources to protect your health.

211 - 211info connects people with health and social service organizations

Important tips:

  • Sign up for emergency notifications and listen to local officials.
  • Make sure you understand and follow evacuation guidance. An evacuation guide can be found here. Tips for how to prepare for an evacuation can be found here. The Red Cross is offering temporary evacuation and shelter locations.
  • Pay attention to air quality advisories. Oregon Smoke Information updates an interactive map with the locations of current fires and the latest information about air quality advisories. They also offer a free OregonAIR app for iPhone and Android.
  • Limit exposure to smoke by staying indoors when possible and only call 911 for medical emergencies. Wildfire smoke can be dangerous, especially for children, people who are over 65, and those with preexisting conditions. Tips on how to stay healthy can be found here and information on smoke exposure during COVID-19 can be found here.
  • Track power outages. Some may be experiencing power outages from safety shutoffs or weather conditions. A map of Portland General Electric’s current power outages can be found here and Pacific Power’s outage map is here. Information about existing safety power shutoffs can be found here.

Mental health hotline

IRS resources for emergencies

Housing - Oregon Housing and Community Services wildfire housing damage relief program

  • Apply for assistance here.

Manufactured housing resources:


If you're looking for other ways to help, we'd encourage you to consider making a donation to the Red Cross Cascades, the Oregon Food Bank, or a local non-profit relief organization. For everyone's safety, donations of clothing/household goods are not helpful at the moment, and a great way to support the work of these crucial relief organizations is by chipping in what you can.

Report Price Gouging
Oregonians who believe they have been subjected to excessive prices for essential consumer goods and services due to this disruption can report these instances to the Oregon Department of Justice through their Consumer Protection hotline at 877-877-9392. Oregonians can also visit for more information. The Oregon Department of Justice has the authority to investigate unlawful trade practices. Here is a link for a price-gouging tip sheet.

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