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Posted on: February 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Recreation Facilities Available as Warmer Centers

Over the last several days of winter weather, warming centers have been open across the city to anyone needing a warm dry place to go. 


Hilyard Community Center Available at 9 a.m.

Hilyard Community Center, located at 2580 Hilyard St, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. It will offer showers, places to charge electronic devices and a place to stay warm and dry.


Other Rec Facilities Open at Noon

Other City of Eugene facilities will be available at noon including:

  • Amazon Center, 2700 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405
  • Community Center, 155 High St. Eugene, OR 97401
  • Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd.
  • Petersen Barn, 870 Bertzen Rd. Eugene, OR 97401
  • Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd.
  • Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie Rd.


Individuals and families affected by power outages and in need of a dry warm place are encouraged to visit the centers.


Safety

The City encourages people to continue to use caution when outside as some roads and sidewalks may be slick and trees and tree branches may continue to fall. Use extreme caution with downed trees and do not cut trees with power lines or wires in them. It’s difficult to tell when power lines are live. Lines that don’t have power can suddenly be turned on as line crews are out working to restore power.


For those without power, the City also urges taking extra precautions when using alternative power and heat sources during inclement weather. Use only listed and labeled equipment. Never leave such items unattended. Read and follow all manufacturers’ instructions. The use of gas appliances, such as generators, grills and bullet heaters increase the number of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer,” it is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas. Exposure to carbon monoxide may cause headache, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, nausea, vomiting, impaired vision, loss of consciousness and death. Battery operated carbon monoxide detectors are recommended. Make sure alternative heat sources are approved for indoor use. Pay special attention to clearance and ventilation requirements.


Be a Good Neighbor

The City is encouraging people to be good neighbors. Those who are aware of a neighbor who is without power and may be vulnerable are encouraged to check on their safety and well-being if it is safe to do so. Those without power for an extended period are encouraged to shelter with family or friends who do have power.


Important Public Information

  • Downed trees or road issues in Eugene: Call 541-682-4800 
  • Immediate life and safety emergencies: Call 9-1-1 
  • Power outages: Call EWEB at 844-484-230

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