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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Severe weather triggers expanded shelter, day access sites and hours

January 17, 2012

By David Nguyen

The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures of 32 degrees and a high likelihood of snow beginning at 4:00 this morning and lasting through tomorrow morning at 10:00. A second storm is expected to blow through Portland later this week.

This severe weather has also triggered the opening of expanded shelter space in addition to year-round shelter facilities. Several additional day centers will be open today, and a number of extra shelters will be opentonight. Click here for the expanded list.

During this severe weather episode, 211info will be open for phone inquiries daily between 8:00 am and midnight. Get the latest and most complete information about severe weather shelters on 211info’s Shelter Alerts Page or click here to locate a winter shelter near you.

If you are a service provider and would like to update us on services you offer during Severe Weather Notices, please call Troy Hammond at (503) 504-9867.

Major winter storm aims for Portland area

Noelle Crombie in The Oregonian, January 17