PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Emergency Management Team activated neighborhood volunteers Friday night and will do it again Saturday if conditions call for it.
Localized flooding happened quickly and the volunteers sprung into action.
“We need them to be ready to tackle the storm,” said Felicia Heaton, the deputy public information officer for the Bureau of Emergency Management. “It turned out that we activated some neighborhood emergency volunteers to go out into their neighborhoods and do a few things.”
In the Pearl District Saturday morning, crews cut down a tree that was badly leaning and in danger of falling at NW 12th and Flanders.