Inclement Weather Resources

Weather Closures & Delays

Update Current as of January 18, 2024, at 3:10 pm.

Thursday, January 18

  • Forest Grove Library will be closing to the public today at 5:30 pm due to staffing shortages.

When closures occur, essential services continue and the latest updates on all facility schedules will be posted here. 

Visit the National Weather Service website anytime to see the latest forecast for our area.

Safety Concerns

Safety is our top priority during severe weather conditions. Please call 911 for emergencies or life-threatening situations.

If someone outside is unsheltered and their life appears to be in danger, call 911.

If you are concerned about someone during cold weather, call Washington County Non-Emergency at 503-629-0111 to request a welfare check.

Shelter Resources and Transportation

Call 2-1-1 or visit 211 Info for emergency housing and shelter resources. 

Severe Weather Shelters: 

Due to dangerous conditions, Washington County will activate severe weather shelters, providing emergency shelter capacity to ensure no one seeking shelter is turned away.

To help someone obtain transportation to a shelter location, or to connect families with children to shelter, please call 503-846-4722. 

Up-to-date information regarding severe weather shelters can be found by visiting the Washington County Severe Weather Shelter Activation Website:  

Report Road Concerns

  • Call Public Works Dispatch from 7 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 am to 4:30 PM at 503-992-3258.
  •  After Hours Public Works Dispatch 503-412-2444.

Downed Power Lines & Power Outages

  • Call Light and Power Dispatch from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday at 503-992-3250.
  •  After Hours Power Outages or Downed Power Line Dispatch 503-412-2444.

Heavy Rain & Flooding

A sandbag fill site is available in the parking lot at 19th and Ash Street. Bags provided. Please bring your shovel to fill bags.