Portland community groups, officials discuss preparedness for severe weather

In the last three years alone, over 70 people have died in Portland from heat-related deaths — 69 of them came from the heat dome in 2021.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) has started a three-part series to put its extreme weather plan to the test. They have partnered with 35 community groups that work directly with diverse communities in Portland. 

“The key is to educate and share information,” said Regina Ingabire with PBEM. “We want to know areas of improvement in our coordination and communication with community-based organizations. We also want to learn about the work they do.” 

Thursday’s series

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