Text to 911 Not in Oregon, Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you’re in an emergency “talking” on the phone to 911 isn’t always the most convenient. This is why the state of Oregon is considering allowing people to text 911 instead of calling. Right now if you text 911, you will get an immediate response stating you must make a voice call … Continue reading »

Earthquake Forum Prepares Residents

MEDFORD, Ore. — Experts say a major earthquake could cripple southern Oregon, so they want people to begin preparing now, in case the big one hits in the near future. Jackson County Emergency Management hosted an earthquake preparedness event Thursday afternoon. The event showed visitors the kind of damage that could happen during a large … Continue reading »

Oregon Residents Prepare for Earthquake

BROOKINGS, Ore. — Experts say the Southern Oregon coast may be overdue for a devastating earthquake. Yesterday Curry County residents met in Brookings for the Tsunami Road Show, a statewide disaster preparation class to learn what impact a natural disaster could have, and how to survive its after-effects. The earthquake risk comes from an offshore … Continue reading »