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Multnomah County
Published: 07 August 2018

The National Weather Service issued a heat warning Tuesday as temperatures are forecast to reach the high 90s beginning today, Aug. 7 and lasting through Thursday.

Multnomah County will open a cooling shelter at the East County Building in Gresham on Tuesday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 9. The shelter, at 600 NE 8th St #300, Gresham, will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

For information about the cooling center, contact 2-1-1 info. Transportation assistance is available to those in need. 

Day centers serving neighbors experiencing homelessness will be open as they are most days of the year.

A heat warning of prolonged hot temperatures could be dangerous for older adults, children and people who work outside. If you work or spend time outside: 

  • Schedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening
  • Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing  
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take frequent breaks in the shade or in air conditioned space 
  • Know the signs of heat-related illness 

Check this page, go to Help for When it's Hot for updates.

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