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Extreme heat resources

Heatwave resources

Oregon is experiencing higher temperatures than normal, and we know that may be a concern. Read below for immediate options, as well as resources for the future. See below for information about:

  • Cooling centers and transportation.
  • Tips for staying cool.
  • Information about other help like air conditioners, etc.

Cooling shelters

At this time, there are no official cooling shelters in Clatsop or Tillamook counties. Here are some cooling centers in Columbia County:

  • Clatskanie: Clatskanie Library District, 11 Lillich Street, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Rainier: Rainier Public Library, 106 W. B Street, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Scappoose: Scappoose Public Library, 52469 SE 2nd Street, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. (Note: Access to library may be affected by the Scappoose Centennial festivities.)
  • St. Helens: St. Helens Public Library, 375 S. 18th Street, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
  • Vernonia: Vernonia Public Library, 701 Weed Avenue, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Transportation options

If you don’t have access to transportation, our transportation partner may be able to help you get to a cooling shelter. Please call them directly:

  • NW Rides: 888-793-0439

Tips for staying cool

Here are some tips for staying cool during the heatwave:

  • Close all of your blinds.
  • Put damp, cool cloths on your face, under your arms and on the back of your neck.
  • Take cool baths. If it gets too hot, consider going to a cooling center.

Other assistance

*In a heat wave event, supplies such as fans and air conditioners are limited. If you need immediate relief from the heat, the best option is to get to a cooling shelter.

We may be able to help you with future needs like air conditioners, fans or help paying your electric bill. Our Rapid Response Team will be glad to talk with you about options for future needs like these. You can reach them at 503-488-2818.

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