A Red Cross DAT consisting of Donda King, Carol Henry and Sandra Nichols responded.
Two adults were impacted
Red Cross provided recovery information, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services
The fire was completely extinguished and firefighters began working to clear smoke and water from the building to avoid further damage. The occupant stated that she was cooking with oil when the fire started. Fire damage was contained to the apartment where the fire started but some lower units may have water damage caused by the sprinkler.
Portland Fire & Rescue reminds residents:
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.
-Keep dishtowels, paper towels, pot holders, and combustible items away from stove burners.
-When cooking, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the stove.
-Don't wear loose sleeves over hot stove burners - they can melt, ignite, or catch on handles of pots and pans
-If a cooking fire starts, smother it with a pot lid. Never throw water on a grease fire, and do NOT try to pick up the pan.
Inquiries will be accepted that meet the following criteria:
* Sought persons living in the affected area who were in regular contact with their relatives in the United States before the event occurred.
* For family members who are not U.S. citizens.
* Inquiries must have the last known address information including the district and province.
To initiate an inquiry, contact Red Cross Restoring Family Links Caseworker Carl Schellenger at (541) 221-7350 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not contact the National Red Cross offices in Washington, D.C.
Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747.
Downloadable file: Mayor Doyle packing up at the Griffith Drive Building.
"This is a very exciting time for us," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "This transition has been in the making for a long time and we are thrilled to see it all come together. Everything went smoothly and I appreciate everyone's patience and hard work throughout this process."
The move was completed in two phases. The first phase began Friday, Aug. 8 and the second phase on Friday, Aug 15. The departments occupy the first, fourth and fifth floors. Located on the first floor is the reception desk, City Council chambers, mailroom and passport office. The fourth floor is home to the community and economic development departments as well as the offices for engineering and finance, including utility billing. The fifth floor houses the city attorney's office, human resources, the mayor's office, records and information technology."
The city chose the Lile organization for their moving needs. The company offered an efficient strategy that limited disruption to the city's day-to-day operations.
"The partnership between the City of Beaverton and Lile made working together a good experience for both the city and our staff," said Jonathan Bishop, director of business development and commercial sales at Lile International. "Very rarely do we see an organization move as efficiently and effectively as the City of Beaverton. The city was unpacked in just one business day thanks to the help of the Lile team.
"The moving process was incredibly smooth," said Jerry Allen, City of Beaverton assistant director of general services. "The collaboration between city staff and the move team made the process much easier."
Prior to the move, The Beaverton Building was purchased for $8.65 million with renovations totaling $5.7 million. By purchasing the building, the city was able to eliminate a $400,000 annual lease obligation for the Central Plant space housed on the first floor. Had the city not purchased The Beaverton Building, it would have paid more than $13 million over the life of the Central Plant lease.
The Beaverton Building was renovated to meet the requirements set by the U.S. Green Building Council to be Gold LEED certificated. Each design choice was made to satisfy criteria in areas such as water efficiency, energy and atmosphere sustainability, and indoor environmental quality.
There have been other important improvements at The Round.
The nearby parking garage had its ceilings painted white, corners striped, and new mirrors added. The new South Plaza received shrubbery, tables and benches, as well as the installation of the "Three Creeks, One Will" sculpture. Decorative granite pavers were also installed as a tribute to Beaverton's sister cities. The extension of SW Rose Biggi Avenue is still under construction and when completed will improve mobility for Beaverton residents and visitors. The project completion is tentatively set for January 2015.
The city reminds the public that the utility mailing address will remain the same (City of Beaverton, PO Box 3188, Portland OR 97208-3188) but there is a new "walk-up" drop box at The Beaverton Building located near the 15-minute parking spots.
For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TheBeavertonBuilding.
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit
www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.
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STRUIKSMA, was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland via Life Flight for treatment of critical injuries. JUDITH STRUIKSMA, age 63, from Lynden, Washington who had been seated in the right front passenger seat of the red Toyota Corolla, was transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of serious injuries. LUKE STRUIKSMA, age 10, from Lynden, Washington was also transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of minor injuries. The operator of the black Chevrolet pick-up, WESLEY BAKER, was not transported for treatment. All occupants of the red Toyota Corolla, as well as WESLEY BAKER, were wearing safety restraints.
Highway 35 was partially blocked for approximately 2 ?1/2 hours while emergency crews investigated the crash and cleared the scene. Troopers from The Dalles Area Command are continuing the investigation into the crash. Recruit Jason Walters is the lead investigator.
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Westside Fire Department, WyEast Fire Department, Hood River Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene of the crash.
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ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: Northbound I-5 remains congested approximately three miles south of Wilsonville (MP 281), after pickup hauling a trailer with heavy equipment overturned. The left and center lanes of travel are now open but the right hand lane is blocked. Traffic is moving through the area but motorists should be prepared for congestion and delays.