We are in the midst of several cold days and we all know that there are going to be a lot of people and animals that are going to need our attention!!
Check on those in our neighborhood even if we don’t know them!! And particularly the most vulnerable among us!
Resources: call 2-1-1- for information about severe weather shelters. You can also view online: http://211info.org
Portland Police Bureau may be available to transport people to warming shelters. Call Non-Emergency at 503-823-3333
Multnomah County is also a hub for weather-related information, with general advisories being posted at https://multco.us/ and also information specific to winter weather.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation also has a page dedicated to winter weather, which shares road closures and plowing information.
Can we create ways of coordinating our efforts???
Ask, “What can I do?” “What can we do?” There are a lot of resources out there and a lots of collective wisdom!! Please email to me any thoughts and ideas that you have and I will share!!
What am I missing? What Tip do you have that we should know about?
Thanks for anything you can do because we as a community know that North Portland Cares! And that PEOPLE MATTER MOST!!
Things To do to survive Extreme Cold
Get a good coat
Dress in layers
Keep your feet warm!
Find a warm hat, something to keep the wind off your ears!
Protect your hands
Eat filling comfort foods that warm you from the inside!
Learn how to use fireplaces & get supplies
If you are going out, make sure you have your car well prepared!
Relax with hot drinks
Get a good snow shovel & ice melt
Prep your home well
Take Care of yourself
Keep things in perspective