With a red flag warning in effect across Oregon Friday, mass public safety power shutoffs are happening across the state because of high winds and extreme fire conditions.
Due to high winds and extreme fire conditions, PGE announced Thursday night that they will initiate a public safety power shutoff for approximately 30,000 homes and businesses.
Fire meteorologists say Oregon firefighters will face challenges this week as continued heat combines with windy and unstable conditions, possible thunderstorms and unwanted east winds
Most locations across the PNW have had very little rain for the last few months. The northern Willamette Valley has either had no rain or just a trace going back to early July. Portland is closing in on 63 days of no measurable rain.
The thousands of catalytic converters, stolen since early last year, had an estimated street value of more than $22 million.
Climate change means more rain and higher seas, which adds up to more flooded homes. Even a small amount of water indoors can cost a lot.
The Oregon Department of Forestry has rescinded a map that identified the wildfire risk levels on 1.8 million tax lots across the state after being flooded with complaints from concerned property owners.
A new map identifies wildfire risk levels from zero to extreme on 1.8 million tax lots across Oregon. State officials will use the map to determine which properties will be subject to new fire safety requirements.
By air and by bike, Northwest civilian pilots and cyclists rehearse delivering aid after ‘The Big One’
A huge dress rehearsal for regional earthquake disaster relief was supposed to happen next week until the ongoing pandemic forced its cancellation. The scrubbed Cascadia Rising exercise would have involved more than 22,000 participants – chiefly U.S. soldiers, sailors and airmen as well as state, local and tribal emergency planners. Some smaller drills are going ahead this weekend and next featuring civilian volunteers who will demonstrate unusual ways aid may get to Pacific Northwest earthquake survivors.
The quakes were too far away and too shallow to cause a tsunami, according to a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center.