Cape Meares is a small unincorporated coastal village about eight miles west of Tillamook, Oregon on the west side of Tillamook Bay. In the community live approximately 150 residents. There are 200 homes with a majority being vacation properties with 35 designated for vacation rental. All the homes in Cape Meares are within a mile of the Pacific Ocean.
The quiet community has beautiful scenery to behold as well as access to fishing, bird watching, kayaking, hunting, biking, hiking as examples of leisure activities. It’s a popular tourist spot especially during summer months.
The community and nearby areas are exposed to dangers where it is important that full-time residents as well as visitors need to be made aware of and prepared for various kinds of emergencies.
This website contains information about the various dangers that exist: (a) Earthquakes and tsunami, (b) Landslides and mud slides, (c) Storms, (d) Power outage, (e) Structure fire, and (f) Pandemic.
All communities along the Oregon Coast similar to Cape Meares are encouraged to make available Emergency Preparedness information. A volunteer corps in Newhalem Bay, Oregon has prepared a website similar to this one that you may visit for further information regarding emergency preparedness.