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Central Oregon partners are working together to provide access to joint updates for emergencies.

Local, state and federal agency partners in Central Oregon are working together to provide the public easy and quick access to joint emergency updates and preparedness and hazard information.

The local efforts started during the Two Bulls Fire in 2014 and are now being expanded as agencies launch the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network, a coalition of partners whose purpose is to provide emergency public information. The network will serve as Central Oregon's official source for multiagency emergency updates, preparedness and hazard information.

In the event of an a multijurisdictional emergency, Central Oregon Emergency Information Network updates will be posted online at coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com and on Twitter @COEmergencyInfo.

The network of partners is working together to ensure Central Oregon's residents and visitors have timely and accurate information. They hope the new tool helps to provide easy access to multiagency emergency and preparedness updates.

The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network will be coordinating messaging related to public safety and governmental response to the 2017 solar eclipse.

The network's partner agencies include: local, state, and federal agencies involved in public safety, health care, land management and education.