We want to bring your attention to an important matter affecting our city and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Portland, indicating critical fire risks and weather conditions.
What does a Red Flag Warning mean? It indicates that a combination of specific weather conditions, such as high temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds, can greatly increase the risk of wildfires. It is crucial that we remain vigilant and take precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.
To prioritize the health and safety of all community members, the July meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled. If you notice an uncontrolled fire or witness any suspicious fire-related activity, please call emergency dispatch right away by dialing 9-1-1. Reporting promptly can help prevent the situation from escalating.
Please take a moment to check on your neighbors, especially those who might be more vulnerable and lack cooling equipment. The city have set up a misting and hydration station outside the Mt. Scott Community Center, located on SE 72nd Ave and Harold. We encourage you to stay hydrated and visit the station if you are nearby.
Multnomah County has compiled a comprehensive guide on various resources and services available to residents during extreme heat events. We recommend reviewing this guide to familiarize yourself with the support options provided by the county. You can find the guide at the following link: https://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot
Stay safe and stay connected.