Our friend Cheryl Bledsoe over at Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) has a great blog with some of the best emergency and preparedness info around.

In a recent post she wrote about the national test of the EAS – Emergency Alert System that didn’t go so well in Oregon and SW Washington… What I liked about the post is she listed all the ways that CRESA pushes information out to the public when things like the EAS system doesn’t work. In Portland, you can sign up for PublicAlerts.
If you don’t know how to receive emergency alerts other than you’re TV, it’s time to cowgirl up and figure out how you and your family will get informed for the next time that train carrying rabid racoons overturns near your home and those cuddly creatures show up at your doorstep asking for leftovers – hey, it could happen!