• Federal funds for Oregon emergency preparedness includes $750K for C.O. coordination center

    Posted on in category LocaltaggedAirport , Earthquake , Federal Funding , Local , PDX , Redmond , Regional Emergency

    Redmond and Portland will see federal investments in emergency preparedness, public safety, and economic development. Learn more here.

    WASHINGTON (KTVZ) — Sens. Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., announced Monday that Portland’s airport will receive a major federal investment to ensure its runway survives a major earthquake, along with other emergency preparedness funds, including $750,000 toward a regional emergency training and coordination center in Redmond.

    The funding was among a range of federal investments in Oregon’s emergency preparedness, public safety, and economic development included in the 2022 omnibus spending bill, which has now been signed into law by President Biden, according to the lawmakers’ news release, which continues in full below.

    Senator Merkley, a member of…