I am a litttle behind on updating on the website, So I will try and keep up.
Here are multiple updates for today – Fires- Gov. declared Estacada #1 priority. Aircraft suppression units can now fly
Units coming in from Utah to help
State is assuming more control over fire suppression releasing some local Fire department units to regular response duties.
Clackamas County Chair,sheriff and Fire Chief all ok’d state fire marshall to request federal assistance
Our federal elected contingent is pressing for federal assistance.
The fire incident is now considered a complex- meaning additional support.
Use trip check if you need to leave to be certain roads are open. do not attempt to go past road closures.
Fire mapping is increasing/improving now that aircraft can get up safely.
our numbers have improved both locally and state wide but we are not being untethered from the other 2 counties despite our requests. You can get specific data at clackamas.us
The following phone numbers for info:
211- regional and other info
503-655-8585 -mental health crisis
today the board held a regular zoom business meeting. We received reports from the emergency operations center on Fire and covid 19. you can see the recorded meeting at clackamas.us for details. routine business was also conducted.
Finally, as a reminder to all, I have often recommended to you to be prepared with food, water, evac plans etc in case of emergency. These events- covid19 and fire are prime examples of what we could experience , or worse, should a major quake occur. Please take the time to review your preparations and make sure you will be prepared for the next major emergency. 1st responders will be extremely busy dealing with the problems of the next one and we all must do our part by being prepared and not being part of the problem. Be safe, Ken Humberston
Clackamas County Commissioner