Pending cases are in addition to confirmed exposure death on Christmas Day
Care for When It's Cold News
Anyone seeking alternative shelter options and other social and health services should dial 2-1-1
Volunteers needed overnight at Mt. Scott and East Portland Community Centers and the Oregon Convention Center
Four severe weather warming centers, including the Oregon Convention Center, East Portland Community Center, Mt. Scott Community Center and Reynolds High School, will open at 7 p.m. Friday.
Departing guests at shelters will be provided TriMet passes and cold-weather supplies
One person has died during the extreme cold; no additional cases are pending
This week, that lifeline is even more urgent with frigid temperatures forecast into the new year.
Anyone seeking shelter should visit multco.us/cold or call 2-1-1 for updates on shelter locations
If you are vaccinated and want to help, please consider volunteering for one of the many shifts at shelters.
Forecasts call for an extended stretch of deadly cold. Now is the time to prepare, consider who else needs your help
Just as heat can cause various illnesses for pets without proper care, cold weather can also lead to serious health repercussions, including frostbite and hypothermia.