Community Disaster Preparedness Survey now available

The Umatilla Indian Reservation experienced several natural and human-caused disasters in recent years – flooding, smoke from wildfires, hazardous materials spills and train derailments, and of course the COVID-19 pandemic. Every five years, CTUIR updates its Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify the greatest threats and hazards facing our community, and how we can best mitigate the impacts.

Hazard Mitigation is any effort to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property. Through mitigation planning, we recognize that we can’t stop floods or other events from happening, but we can implement long-term solutions to reduce their devastating impact on residents, families, homes, infrastructure, and our natural resources.

As a part of this planning effort, CTUIR members, local residents, and employees are invited to take a Community Disaster Preparedness Survey. This survey will help the planning committee to understand your experiences with disasters, potential impacts, and the current preparedness of your household and the UIR as a whole.

The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete. Your input will help to CTUIR better serve our community members. You can access the survey at

For more information on the Hazard Mitigation Plan, please visit: