Gales Creek and the surrounding area were among the first to experience a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) from Portland General Electric due to elevated wildfire risk in September 2022. This happened less than nine months ago.
This time, the utility isn’t only trying to spread the word about the process but also providing food. There will be four meetings in June to discuss the wildfire prevention plan for 2023 and to solicit feedback for the program for 2024.
Additionally, PGE intends to discuss “investments made in your community” and emergency preparedness. The North Plains Elementary School on Tuesday, June 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. will host the nearest of those four events for anyone living in western Washington County.
Washington County Emergency Management, the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the State of Oregon’s Office of Resilience and Emergency Management will all be on hand to assist the utility. There was a request for online confirmation of attendance.
Want to take part but can’t make it? You can choose between two online sessions on June 5 at 6 p.m. and June 14 at 10:30 a.m. Those gatherings are going to be online and hosted via Zoom. Registration is required.
Here are some helpful resources for learning more about Oregon:
- Corbett Rv Park Shooting Kills One and Arrests One.
- A Shooting in Northeast Portland Has Left Four People Injured.
The remaining three in-person gatherings will occur on June 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sandy High School, June 12 at Sheridan High School, and June 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Angel Public Library Community Meeting Room. 32030 NW North Ave is the address of North Plains Elementary School.