Canby Fire Warns of High Wind Event Monday

The Canby Fire District is advising residents of a high wind event predicted for Monday, Sept. 7.

Chief Jim Davis tells The Canby Current that the Clackamas County Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service has officially put out a notice for a high wind event in the greater Portland metro area from 5 p.m. Monday through 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected out of the northeast, with gusts of up to 55 mph. The highest winds starting late Monday afternoon and lasting through the night. Emergency alerts are expected to start going out Sunday night.

Chief Davis attended a virtual meeting Sunday with all agencies including Portland General Electric’s incident command staff. PGE may shut down power if the anticipated winds hit any areas of Clackamas County.

The hardest hit area is expected to be the Highway 26 corridor from Mount Hood to Boring, officials said. PGE will be monitoring the event throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Canby Fire will staff additional firefighters Monday afternoon and through the night, Chief Davis told the Current.

The Canby Fire District has also been in red flag conditions for burning this weekend, which means no burning of any kind is allowed. Call the district burn line at 503-266-1195 for daily updates.

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