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EVACUATION AND SHELTERING
Know what to expect if Evacuation orders are issued in your area. See County-specific info below for updates on evacuations and shelter options in your area.
- Clackamas County
- Clark County
- Columbia County
- Multnomah County
- Washington County
- Red Cross:
- Find a Red Cross shelter. If you don’t have access to a computer or smart phone, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 211info (see below).
- 211info: Contact 211info for information about shelters and other emergency resources. They can also assist people in registering with Red Cross Safe & Well.
- Visit www.211info.org.
- Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Free language interpreters are available by phone.
- TTY dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155.
- Text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211). This service is only available English and Spanish from 9am-5pm.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is only available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
POWER AND WATER
Wildfire and wind can impact power service. Track and report PGE and Pacific Power outages. If you encounter a downed or sagging power line, use extreme caution and assume the line is live. Learn more about what to do and how to stay safe when the power goes out.
Wildfires can also impact water quality. Make sure you're signed up to receive PublicAlerts in case there's a boil water notice in your area. Stay informed about 2020 Wildfires & Your Water. And learn how to safely store and treat water before there's an emergency.
Pets & Livestock
If you witness wildlife in need of immediate attention, please call your nearest wildlife rehabilitation center. Centers are understaffed and likely to have a high volume of critical patients. They will do their best to return phone calls as soon as they are able.
DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERING
During a disaster, many people want to help by making a donation. It takes a lot of work to collect, organize, and distribute physical materials. Though well intended, please do not take unsolicited donations to evacuation centers, fire stations, firefighting camps, or any other disaster response organization. Counties have received an influx of donations of materials they are unable to distribute. Unsolicited goods burden local organizations’ ability to meet survivors’ confirmed needs, drawing away valuable volunteer labor, transportation, and warehouse space.
Often, the best way to help is with a financial donation to relief organizations actively responding to the disaster. These on-the-ground organizations know what items and quantities are needed, often buy in bulk with discounts and, if possible, purchase through businesses local to the disaster, which supports economic recovery. The following organizations have been vetted and are part of Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD.org): American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Northwest Baptist Disaster Relief, Wildland Firefighters Fund, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Humane Society.
Physical Donations & Volunteering
To donate food, water, and other items, reach out to your local food pantry or the Community Action Partnership of Oregon (503-316-3951) to see if they are able to receive donations. Additionally, Clackamas County has compiled a list of organizations actively accepting donations for their community/ Travel Oregon has compiled a list of organizations throughout the state. If you're interested in volunteering, American Red Cross has an urgent need for help. Visit the State of Oregon's Disaster Volunteers and Donations Portal for more information.