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October 26, 2014


News, a little late - but I haven't have power or internet since yesterday afternoon - still don't, but now I'm visiting Mom in Scappose and can forward these reports to you.
Laurel Erhardt
SRN Newsline 

From: Mike PULLEN <mike [dot] j [dot] pullen [at] multco [dot] us>
10/25/14 7:28 pm

*M​ultnomah County: *
Several Multnomah County roads in the west hills are closed or partially closed tonight due to downed trees and power lines. NW Newberry Road is closed between US30 and NW Skyline Blvd. NW Macnamee is closed to one lane in several locations and NW Rock Creek Road is closed at the Washington County line. The upper sections of NW Rocky Point and NW Logie Trail Roads are also closed. Road crews are removing debris and PGE crews are enroute to clear downed power lines. Through traffic should use major roads such as NW Cornelius Pass Road and drive cautiously due to heavy wind and rain.

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted: October 25th, 2014 3:08 PM

Firefighters as well as PGE (Portland General Electric) are responding to several downed power  lines. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the greater Portland metro area. The warning, which is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, says wind gusts could reach as high as 60 mph through the afternoon and evening.

Firefighters have to remain on scene to ensure the area is safe before returning back to availability.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind all that downed power lines are not safe lines. Stay away!

*Please stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, even if you don't see a spark or hear it snap. Consider them ENERGIZED and DANGEROUS.
*Electricity travels! Never touch a power line with any part of your body or with objects. Remember that electricity can move through conductive materials like water, metal, wood, aluminum, string and plastics.
*Keep away from heavily flooded and debris-laden areas; power lines could be buried underneath.
*Protect your pets! If you see a downed power line, keep your pets as far away from them as possible.
*If a power line should fall on your vehicle: 
*Stay inside the vehicle until help arrives, as your car may be energized.
*Warn others not to touch the vehicle and have them call for help.
*If you must leave the vehicle, jump as far away as possible with both feet landing on the ground at the same time.  DO NOT touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time.
*If someone makes contact with a downed power line, don't try to rescue them because you risk becoming a victim yourself. Call 911.

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Subject: Disaster Preparedness Workshops in Forest Heights
From: Forest Heights HOA []On Behalf Of Forest Heights HOA
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 4:46 PM

Save the date!
Attend the Disaster Preparedness Workshop Series in Forest Heights:

Wednesday, October 29  
6:30-8:00 PM * Forest Park Elementary 
Learn about natural disasters we are prone to in the Northwest Hills of Portland
Wednesday, November 19  
6:30-8:00 PM * Forest Park Elementary
Preparing your home & family - Create a family plan, prepare your home, create a go-bag
Wednesday, December 10 
6:30-8:00PM * Forest Creek Apartments Community Room
Preparing as a community - Learn tools and resources available as a community and find out ways to get involved and help your community (join NET!)  
PLEASE RSVP VIA EMAIL AToffice [at] fhhoa [dot] com if you can attend any (or all) of these workshops 
This series of workshops is brought to you in collaboration with Northwest Heights Neighborhood Association (NWHNA)


Community Calendar  

Nov. 1, 5 – 8 PM: Skyline Grange Saturday Soup Supper
Enjoy hearty homemade soups, homemade breads, fresh salads, homemade desserts, and conversation
with neighbors. Suggested donation is $7/adult or $15/ family.
At the Skyline Grange

Nov. 6, 7 PM: SRN Fall Meeting. Presentation on special assessments for lower property taxes.
Speakers from Multnomah County Tax Assessor’s office and West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.
At Skyline Grange, 11275 NW Skyline Blvd.

Nov 6 5:30 - 8:pm: Multnomah County Public Open Houses
Multnomah County Land Use and Transportation Planning is embarking on a two-year process to update the Comprehensive Plan. For more information visit or call 503-988-3043 x22682
At Skyline School 11536 NW Skyline Blvd

Nov. 10, 7:30 PM: Monthly meeting of Skyline Grange #894, 11275 NW Skyline. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Nov. 22-23, 10 AM – 4 PM: Skyline Artisans Guild presents Holiday Festival at the Skyline Grange. Featuring 20 booths showcasing the work of Skyline area artisans. Jewelry, accessories, pottery, glass, book arts, paintings,
and more. Food vendors and live music.

Dec. 8, 7:30 PM: Monthly meeting of Skyline Grange #894, 11275 NW Skyline. Everyone is welcome to attend.



As a service to neighbors, SRN publishes a listing of local government agencies and businesses in the Skyline Resource Directory. Follow the links in this section to view its contents and learn how to add a business or agency listing.
Listing of organizations and businesses herein does not imply any endorsement of SRN nor does it imply a lack of endorsement for similar organizations or businesses not included.

Skyline Grange:
Forest Park
Linnton Community Center:

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