SALEM, Or.–This is a way for us to be prepared for a disaster. It comes after a year of bad weather, wildfires and covid-19. Governor Kate Brown is urging everyone to sign up for OR-Alert. The system is working in 26 counties now and will be available soon in another 8 counties. Anyone can sign up for alerts by text, web, or mobile app. The alerts are customized to a person’s geographic area. The Oregon Department of Emergency management is telling us to prepare ourselves for a full 2 weeks ahead of any disaster.