Safety is our top priority when there is severe weather like flooding, winter storms, or heavy wind. 

We have compiled a variety of resources to help you travel safely and prepare for an emergency at home.

Emergency or Non Emergency Response

Life Threatening Emergencies

Call 9-1-1 for emergencies or life threatening situations.

Road Concerns

  • Report road concerns through email
  • Call Public Works Dispatch from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday at 503-615-6509
  • After-hours, call Washington County Non-Emergency Dispatch at 503-629-0111.

Visit our Public Works Severe Weather page to see how our Public Works crews prioritize roadways to clear in inclement weather conditions, and to see a map of roadway maintenance responsibilities by jurisdiction. 

Heavy Rain and Flooding

A sandbag fill site is available beside the Fairground Sports Complex tennis Courts at NE 28th Ave. and NE Veterans Dr. Please bring your own shovel to fill bags.

Water Emergencies

Report water emergencies to the Water Department at 503-615-6702 during business hours, or 503-615-6775 on the after-hours emergency pager. 

Downed Power Lines

To report a downed power line, call Portland General Electric at 503-464-7777 or 800-544-1795.

Find Shelters

Find Severe Weather Shelter and Homeless Shelter information.

Prepare Your Home and Family

Social Media

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Contact Our Departments

  • Building Department:  503-681-6144
  • Fire Department:  503-681-6166
  • Public Works:  503-615-6509
  • Facilities:  503-681-6400
  • Water Department:  503-615-6702
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