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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Aug
3
Tue
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 3 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 3 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)

text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
logo
RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

 

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

 

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

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5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS during DISASTERS ** (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) 

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

 

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson County

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

Aug
4
Wed
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 4 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 4 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)

text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
logo
RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

 

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

 

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

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5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS during DISASTERS ** (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) 

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

 

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson County

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

Aug
5
Thu
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 5 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 5 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)

text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
logo
RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

 

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

 

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

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5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS during DISASTERS ** (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) 

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

 

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson County

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

Aug
6
Fri
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 6 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 6 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)

text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
logo
RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

 

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

 

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

photo

5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS during DISASTERS ** (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) 

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

 

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson County

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

Aug
7
Sat
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 7 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 7 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)

text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
logo
RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

 

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

 

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

photo

5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS during DISASTERS ** (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) 

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

 

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson County

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

Aug
8
Sun
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 8 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

How Extreme Weather Threatens People with Disabilities

Heat and People with Chronic Medical Conditions