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AIR QUALITY
Smoke
Where there is fire, there is smoke. Even without a local wildfire, we can face air quality issues with smoke drifting in from neighboring areas as the weather shifts.

Smoke levels can change rapidly depending on weather. Check current conditions by visiting the Oregon Smoke Information Blog or watching weather conditions online at State of Oregon Weather Dashboard


FIRE
FIRE

Extreme weather, limited access, and dry, overgrown forests can make fire suppression difficult. Additionally, fires in multiple locations  can easily strain available local protection resources. 
Current Fire Danger Level
State of Oregon Wildfire Recovery

FLOODING
FLOOD

Flooding results when rain and/or snow melt creates water flow that exceed the carrying capacity of rivers, streams, channels, ditches and other watercourses.
Rouge River Water Level
Chetco River Water Level

EARTHQUAKE
Earthquake

Earthquakes occur in Oregon every day. Every few years, an earthquake is large enough for people to fee, and every few decades there is an earthquake that causes damages.
USGS Latest Earthquakes

SEVERE WEATHER
weather

On the Oregon Coast we experience moderate temperatures, however during the fall and winter months we can experience severe thunderstorms and winters can bring severe winds.

HAZARD WAVES
WAVES

Sneaker waves and King Tides are a very serious threat on the Oregon Coast. It is good to check frequently for hazardous wave conditions and never turn your back on the ocean. 

TSUNAMIS
TSUNAMI

Though not common, tsunamis can pose a threat to the Oregon Coast. They are long high sea waves caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance.
Curry County Tsunami Evacuation Maps

LANDSLIDES
landslide

With rain and moisture comes the threat of landslides. These can also be triggered by earthquakes.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
infectious disease

Health emergencies can vary in size from an outbreak of food poisoning at a community event to a pandemic illness. It is important to learn how to keep yourself and your family as safe as possible.
Curry County Public Health