Community resource centers are opening in the metropolitan area for residents whose households lose power to prevent wildfires.
PGE and Pacific Power began cutting service to high risk areas on Friday morning, Sept. 9. The cutoffs came after red flag warnings were issued throughout the state because of high heat and winds. Power could remain off for days until conditions improve.
The centers will offer charging stations, water, ice and a place to cool off.
The following centers are scheduled to open if the power goes off at the following locations:
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
• TVF&R Station 72 in the West Hills at 11646 N.W. Skyline Blvd., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sunday if power has not been restored in the area.
• Oregon City, Clackamas Community College , Wacheno Welcome Center, 19600 S, Molalla Ave, Oregon City, 10am - 5pm
• Sandy, AntFarm Cafe and Bakery, 39140 Proctor Blvd, Sandy, 7am - 5pm (usual cafe hours of operation)
• Estacada Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, Estacada, 7 a.m.-7 p.m
• Silverton Safeway, 301 Westfield St., Silverton, 7 a.m.-7 p.m
• Jim's Market, 12350 N.W. Main St., Banks, 7 a.m.-7 p.m
• Sheridan High School, 433 S. Bridge St., Sheridan, 7 a.m.-7 p.m
• Welches Elementary School, 24901 E. Salmon River Road, Welches, 7 a.m.-7 p.m
• Glide High School, 18990 N. Umpqua Highway, Glide, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
• Bethel Baptist Church, 645 Cleveland St., Aumsville, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
• Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave., Sweet Home, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Updated PGE information is available here.
Learn more about how to prepare for the possible power shutoffs here.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.