News for those who live, work and play in the Santiam Canyon

Help Marion County identify disaster risk 

Marion County Emergency Management is updating its Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan, and your input is needed.

 Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. It begins with state, tribal, and local governments identifying disaster risks and vulnerabilities that are common in their area. 

After identifying these risks, they develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar events. 

Residents from Detroit, Gates, Idanha and Mill City are invited to take the survey, which includes questions on human-caused and technological hazards and natural hazards. The survey is available at

For more information about the existing Marion County Hazard Mitigation Plan, visit

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