Wildfire Resources: Oregon & Washington

Washington Resources:

This information is from Jim House, Disability Integration Manager Coalition on Inclusive Emergency Planning (CIEP).

o   Wildfires in Washington http://fireinfo.dnr.wa.gov/

o   Air quality in Washington https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/

o   Red Cross information to help find an open shelter: https://www.redcross.org/local/washington.html

Oregon Resources

The following information is from the Oregon Health Authority and provides listening session and resources for people in Oregon impacted by the wildfires:

COVID19 Equity and Community Engagement Team

Week of September 14, 2020

Dear Community Partners,

The Oregon Health Authority offers several ways to connect during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you can join us for any sessions this week that interest you! Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing community.covid19@dhsoha.state.or.us. Thank you for all the work you do with and for your communities. We are all in this together.

Community Engagement Events this week: 

A recording is available for last week’s Community Partner Webinar (English) at the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1976920117257690113

OHA regularly holds Q&A sessions with our Senior Health Advisers and other experts on COVID-19 topics. You can view past sessions at the following link (you don’t need a Facebook account to view these recordings!): https://www.facebook.com/OregonHealthAuthority/live_videos/

Wildfire Resources:

  • Anyone who needs help replacing prescriptions or durable medical equipment can contact OHA for assistance. People with all insurance types are welcome to call. We will facilitate connections to meet your needs. Please call 971-209-8491 for assistance.
  • Oregon Wildfire Resources for Community Based Organizations (attached). Will be available on line in multiple languages as soon as possible.
  • The “Know the difference” flyer for COVID versus wildfire smoke has been added to our COVID-19 page and our Wildfires and Smoke page, under heading “Smoke Exposure or COVID-19?”. English only at this time; translations in progress.
  • The social cards are posted on our English and Spanish Facebook pages.

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