Emergency Preparedness

City Information

Did you know you can receive information about City closures or emergencies from your home email or phone?  You can.  The City has teamed up with Flash Alert which can send you instant email or text notifications of City emergencies or closures.

Public Alerts

Don’t have a landline?  You can register your cell phone with Public Alerts, and subscribers to this system will receive emergency alerts via e-mail, phone, or text/SMS messages when the associated address will be impacted by an emergency.

Severe Weather Shelters

If you are in need of emergency shelter, use the Find Shelter button to find winter and severe weather resources in Multnomah County.

Find Shelter

Stay up-to-date on shelter openings and news at Care for When It’s Cold.


If you need transportation to a warming shelter, call 2-1-1 or TriMet for assistance. TriMet will not turn away anyone traveling to or from a warm place who cannot afford to pay fare. TriMet asks riders to let their driver know they are headed to a warm place.

Find a Ride