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 close to 200 homes with a majority being vacation properties. In January 2024 Tillamook County reports 30 permitted Short- term Rentals with one on a waiting list.   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:   Earthquakes and tsunami, Landslides and mud slides, Storms, Power outage, Structure fire, and  Pandemic.  Information is also found regarding how to Make a Plan in anticipation of a dangerous event , and what activities are in place to Prepare Your Neighborhood (PYN) in the event of an emergency.

All communities along the Oregon Coast similar to Cape Meares are encouraged to make available Emergency Preparedness information.  The Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay (EVCNB) has prepared a website similar to this one that you may visit for further information regarding emergency preparedness.