Clackamas County opening cooling centers this weekend
Portland-area agencies are warning of dangerously high weekend temperatures and "significant fire potential" for the June 25 weekend.
Friday's high in Clackamas County will be in the 90s, but temperatures could climb to 110 over the weekend. The National Weather Service said that weekend high temperatures will run 20 to 30 degrees above normal for late June, which could break records and put northwest Oregonians at an increased risk of heat-related illness.
"The high daytime temperatures, combined with warm overnight lows, will result in high heat risk and heat related stress," a heat advisory from NWS states. "Daily high temperature records will likely be broken. There is a chance to break the all time June high temperature records for a few locations."
The CDC reports more than 700 people die each year from extreme heat, with people age 65 and older at increased risk of heat-related illness or death.
What to do:
•Limit outdoor activities
•Never leave young children or pets unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
•Pavement and asphalt may be dangerous to dogs' paws. Limit walks and exercise to morning or evening hours.
•Drink more water than usual and don't wait until you're thirsty to hydrate.
•Stay in air-conditioned buildings if possible and don't rely on fans as your only cooling device in extreme heat.
•Avoid using the stove or oven to cook — it will make you and your house hotter.
Clackamas County announced various cooling centers will open over the weekend, to provide homeless and vulnerable populations repreive from the heat.
Open 24/7 Denny's Restaurant
1369 S.E. 1st Ave., Canby.
Available for those needing to cool off for an hour. No obligation to buy.
Friday-Monday, noon to whenever temps drop to 85 degrees
Zoar Lutheran Church
190 SW 3rd Ave., Canby
Water and snacks available.
On bus line.
Friday, Saturday, Monday
Noon to 8 p.m. Estacada Community Watch
200 SW Clubhouse Drive, Estacada 97023 map
Located under the carport of the Community Center. Bus stop a couple blocks away. Misters, fans, ice, water, and shade.
Open daily, park closes at 7 p.m.
Max Patterson Park Splash Pad, 400 E Exeter St., Gladstone
Monday, noon to 8 p.m.
Father's Heart Street Ministry
603 12th St., Oregon City
On bus line.
Not ADA accessible.
Saturday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oregon City Pool Community Room
1211 Jackson St, Oregon City
Friday-Monday, noon to 7 p.m., Prince of Life Lutheran Church
13896 S Meyers Road Oregon City
Site is one block from bus stop.
Open daily, park closes at 10 p.m. Rivercrest Park Splash Pad, 131 Park Drive, Oregon City
Friday-Monday Clackamas Service Center
8800 SE 80th Avenue, Portland 97206 map
Building is not open but will have cold and frozen water bottles and salty snacks outside building.
Supplies will be maintained throughout the weekend. On bus line.
Sunday-Monday, noon to 8 p.m.; city of Sandy Community Services
38348 Pioneer Blvd. Sandy On bus line. Partially ADA accessible.
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sandy Public Library
38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hoodland Public Library
24525 E. Welches Road
Friday-Monday, noon to 7 p.m., West Linn Adult Community Center
1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn. Water available.
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