This storm is a striking example of how well the Big Pipe project has worked.
It’s unusual for a rainstorm of this scale to hit Portland so early in the fall.
Having residents clear out a storm drain near them allows PBOT more time to focus on problem areas, like clogged drains or ponding.
The oil terminal has received a series of blows over the past month to getting its air quality permit—
a necessary permit to continue operations.
For the ninth time since 2001, we’ve found the most voracious water guzzlers.
A global pandemic. 115-degree summers. Forest fires choking our normally clear air. And yet, with all of this going on, we have to carry on with life.
But there are still 10 large, uncontained fires in Oregon.
County officials say one person died Thursday from possibly heat-related symptoms, but they have released no details of that fatality.
Even people without respiratory conditions and smoke sensitives should exercise caution.
The blooms get worse with high temperatures.
In other news: Concert that sparked clash lacked city permit.
“This includes travel to Cooling Centers, library branches, pools and splash pads, or even a friend’s or relative’s house. We also encourage you to announce this to the public in a timely and unambiguous manner,” the letter read.
“There can be no doubt, after June, that extreme heat can kill, and we are treating these events like the health hazard they are.’’
A ridge of high pressure—not unlike the heat dome that set record temperatures in June—is about to move in over the coast and the Willamette Valley.
The smoke may have cleared, but it’s unlikely we’ll have much time to enjoy pristine blue skies.