Multnomah County and City of Portland declare emergency; cooling shelters open during heatwave

With temperatures expected to reach triple digits this week, the county and city has declared an emergency, announcing locations and hours for cooling shelters.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — Multnomah County and the City of Portland announced that they opened three cooling centers as temperatures are forecasted to rise to 102 degrees before hitting 104 degrees on Monday.

The county and City of Portland have declared an emergency for the days with the largest heat risks, effective Sunday at noon, according to a press release.

Starting Sunday afternoon, Multnomah County will open three cooling shelters from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in addition to the

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