Prepare for Excessive Heat and Drought Conditions this Summer
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Oregon, much of Washington and parts of Idaho, excluding the coast. The watch is in effect from Friday afternoon to Monday evening. Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Safety reminder for students and employees:
- Monitor the latest forecast for updates.
- Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids.
- Dress for the weather and wear sunscreen.
- Check on relatives and neighbors, especially the elderly.
- Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles especially during warm or hot weather as car interiors can reach lethal temperatures within minutes.
Resources for Severe Hot Weather
- Washington County Hot Weather Help
- Multnomah County Help for when it’s hot
- Call 211 or visit 211info.org
Additional Summer Conditions
The western United States is facing drought conditions and water shortages this summer. Pacific University is doing its part to conserve water and encourages students and employees to do their part as well.
Air quality readings are currently good in all Pacific University associated areas. There is still a burn ban in effect.
Due to the excessive heat warnings, this weekend's performances of One Woman, Too Much have been postponed. The performances will be rescheduled soon.