Ice Storm 2021

Debris

City crews are continuing to clear all roads. Roads that are unsafe - due to downed power lines and trees - will remain closed until they are safe to reopen. PGE must clear downed power and communications lines before our Public Works crews can remove the tree.

We are prioritizing clearing all roads, ensuring two way traffic, and then debris clean up. Roads are prioritized in the order of arterials, collectors, and neighborhood roads. The clean up process will take significant time.

City of Lake Oswego Debris Days

We arranged several opportunities for residents to dispose of tree debris from the recent storm. The final collection event is set for March 6. Please note that due to limited dropbox availability in the region, we will be open until the dropboxes are full for that day. These self-haul events will be run by City staff, with community volunteer assistance!

Saturday, March 6 - 9am-3pm (or until boxes are full)

  • LOHS Parking lot- 2501 Country Club Road
  • Lakeridge HS parking lot- 1235 Overlook Drive

Details:

  • This is for storm-related debris drop off, free of charge
  • Tree debris should only include large branches and plant material
  • No large tree stumps or root ball
  • No landscape waste, treated wood (telephone poles, railroad ties), demolition debris, concrete
  • No hazardous waste
  • No household garbage or food
  • Limit - one load per household

It is okay to transport debris in trash/plastic bags, but debris must be dumped out at the drop-off location. Volunteers will be available to direct you, but you must unload and place debris independently.

Face coverings and physical distancing is required at all times.

Additional Self-Haul Options

There are 3 convenient options for Lake Oswego residents to haul yard debris from the recent storm. If you have specific questions, please call the business directly or check out their website.

S&H Landscaping (Tualatin)
$21/yard for grass, sod, wood, stumps, leaves, and brush

Grimm’s Fuel Company (Tualatin)
Yard Debris- $20/yard; Stumps- $28/yard

Metro South Transfer Station (Oregon City)
$24 minimum up to 360 lbs for an uncovered load; $20 minimum up to 360 lbs for a tarp covered load. Leaves, brush, limbs (fruit on limbs OK), grass clippings, branches and stumps no larger than 18 inches. Dirt, sod and rocks cannot be included.

Curbside Pick-up

Republic Services can collect your extra debris on your next scheduled service day if it's placed in kraft-styled yard debris bags. The following is required for pickup:

  • There will be an extra charge for each additional bag in the amount of $7.57.
  • Extra yard debris placed curbside should be placed in Kraft bags (not plastic bags) next to the yard debris bins to be composted
  • Yard debris must be cut to 6” diameter or less so it can compost properly (no large stumps or root balls)
  • Spoiled food may be placed in the bin/Kraft bag with the yard debris - but take care not to make the bin too heavy!

If customers have more than a couple of extra bags, we encourage them to drop additional yard debris at the Saturday, March 6, City's Debris Days or the public drop-offs listed.

Thank you for your patience as we all work to restore our community!

Storm insurance resources

After severe weather strikes, many home and business owners need to file insurance claims.

Before submitting a claim, determine whether the benefits of filing a claim for the damage outweigh the costs (often called a cost-benefit analysis). Make sure you consider your deductible as part of that analysis. The amount of your damage could be less than or close to your deductible. Then, determine if a claim will be beneficial to your situation. A reported claim could affect your future premium or ability to get coverage.

The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation provides free help for people who need to:

  • Ask questions about the claims process
  • Understand their options and protections as a consumer

Status of City Services

Park Closures

Many City parks, pathways, and natural areas are closed because of hazardous trees and ice storm damage. Parks Staff is in the process of evaluating each location for hazards. Respect the closures — do not pass cones, barricades, and caution tape. 

Please stay out of the closed parks for your safety and for those working in the park. This cleanup will take time, but know we are working hard to get these areas open for you to explore! 

LOPR Inclement Weather Updates

Library

Library in-person services resumed on Friday, February 19. 

Power Updates

For PGE updates, check the PGE website

Charging Stations & Storm Resources 

Clackamas County has two Storm Resource Centers: Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby and Hope City Church in Milwaukie.

Locations provide blankets, water, batteries, and charging stations (please bring your own charging cords). 

Questions for older adult welfare & people with disabilities, community resources, shelters, food, & medical supplies, call Clackamas County at 503-650-5622

Protect Yourself During a Power Outage

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
  • Use a generator, but ONLY outdoors and away from windows.
  • Do not use a gas stove and ovens to heat your home.
  • Do not use camp stoves, bbqs, or propane indoors.
  • If you are using your car to warm up or charge devices, do it out in the open, not in your garage.
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.
  • Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices. 

How to Help

Be a good neighbor. Check on the welfare of others. We’re all in this together.

Special thanks to all of our community members offering to help and donate to our friends and neighbors experiencing hardship. As a reminder, please do not bring physical supplies or donations to any Lake Oswego Fire stations.

Contact Information

Lake Oswego Public Information Office
503-635-0257
cic@ci.oswego.or.us

Lake Oswego Public Works
503-635-0280

Clackamas County Resources
Shelters, food, & medical supplies
503-650-5622

Clackamas County Call Center 
503-655-8224

Regional Information
2-1-1

Clackamas County Crisis and Support Line
503-655-8585

Save 911 for life-safety emergencies only

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