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Stay safe and healthy during summer heat wave with City of Portland, regional resources

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Learn about cooling centers, tips to care for yourself and your home, and service updates — from water to parks to garbage.
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An extreme heat warning is in effect for Portland and surrounding areas beginning on Saturday, June 26. Stay up-to-date on the latest City and regional resources. 

Regional resources

Access support services and tips to stay safe and healthy. Visit the PublicAlerts Extreme Heat page

Cooling centers

Multnomah County is providing 24-hour cooling centers for community members. Check locations and status. For transportation to cooling centers, call 2-1-1. 

Keep cool with water

Portlanders can depend on safe drinking water to stay hydrated and keep cool this weekend. We are actively monitoring the regional chlorine shortage. The Portland Water Bureau has enough chlorine to treat water for several weeks, until our provider is caught up and back in full production. Water providers throughout the region have different supply situations. If you live outside the Portland service area, please check with your water provider about your local situation. Get updates.  

Play safely at Portland parks

Splash pads and fountains are open, and outdoor pools are open with advance reservation. Some programs are canceled or operating with reduced hours, and synthetic turf fields are closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. For details, visit Portland Parks & Recreation

Garbage service

Please put out bins the night before your service day. Crews will start work earlier than normal during the heat wave. Learn more

Building inspections

Due to extreme heat, scheduled building inspections may be delayed. For updates, visit the Bureau of Development Services.