Lane County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)

Lane County COAD is Standing By

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What We Do 

The mission of Lane County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is to bring together a broad array of community organizations to foster an effective response to the people of Lane County in times of disaster. The Lane County COAD strives to include organizations within their membership that provide emergency support as part of their mission. The COAD’s working relationships are achieved through the promotion of cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration of member organizations.


No member organization has all of the answers for the challenges communities face. Members treat each other as partners.


Members regularly share their capacities, accomplishments, and commitments.  The COAD maintains good channels for sharing information, listening carefully to each other, and dealing openly with concerns.


COAD members work together towards the goal of effective service to the community.  The COAD will equip members to be coordinated in times of disaster through planning and preparation.


COAD members dedicate themselves to working together. The COAD exists to coordinate member organizations’ activities in relation to emergency response.   


7/8/24: Get Ready for the Annual Lane Alerts Test

Lane County Emergency Management will test the subscriber-based local emergency alert system – Lane Alerts – on Thursday, July 11, at 2:00 p.m. Residents should go to to create a free Lane Alerts account and select where and how they would like to receive emergency alerts. Lane Alerts allows people to opt-in to receive notifications via phone call, text message and email based on locations they care about. At minimum, people signing up must provide their name and one method of contact. Residents can provide multiple addresses to receive notifications about emergency events that may affect their home, workplace, child’s school, etc. The types of emergencies that people may receive alerts about include evacuations, severe weather, flooding, police activity, and more.  More...

7/5/24: Early July Heat Wave

Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures 100 to 105 expected. Overnight temperatures will be slow to cool off each evening, only falling below 70 degrees for a short period each night, if at all. The warm nighttime temperatures will limit chances to recover from the heat, exacerbating the risk of heat-related illness in this prolonged heat wave.. Older adults 65+, people without AC, people who are pregnant, infants and children, outdoor workers, and people with certain health conditions or taking certain medications (see more) will be most impacted. Visit Lane County's Cooling & Smoke Shelters website at for information on cooling shelters and how to stay cool during the heat. 211info will provide updated cooling center information by phone 24/7. Stay safe!

5/15/24: Lane COAD Awarded OHA Public Health Equity Grant

We are thrilled to announce an award of $155,000 to strengthen and expand the capabilities of the Lane County COAD network, leading to improved public health outcomes during disasters. The disproportionate impact of recent crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires, on under-resourced communities has underscored the need for stronger, more equitable disaster preparedness and response mechanisms.  This summer we will be onboarding our new coordinator to help fulfill the needs we have from Coast to Cascades.

Current Air Quality Index (AQI)

Currently, there are no emergency activations in progress in Lane County related to fire or smoke.