UPDATE: Severe Winter Weather Opens Market Street Shelter

Medford City Manager Brian Sjothun has extended the severe weather event declaration effective Monday, February 21 through Thursday, February 24. The declaration allows the use of approved severe event shelter facilities to provide overnight lodging when the temperature is expected to be below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Fahrenheit with additional factors such as precipitation or wind. The City is closely monitoring weather conditions and will provide updates to the declaration status as necessary.

Severe Event Shelter Location and Information: Navigation Center located at 685 Market Street. The shelter will be open February 21 – February 24 during the hours of 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. Services include food, bedding and dry storage capabilities.

City Manager Brian Sjothun has issued a severe weather event declaration effective Monday, February 21 through Tuesday, February 22. The declaration allows the use of approved severe event shelter facilities to provide overnight lodging when the temperature is expected to be below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Fahrenheit with additional factors such as precipitation or wind. The City is closely monitoring weather conditions and will provide updates to the declaration status as necessary.

Severe Event Shelter Location and Information: Navigation Center located at 685 Market Street. The shelter will be open February 21 – 22 during the hours of 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. Services, provided by ACCESS, include food, bedding and dry storage capabilities.

Text MED4SHELTERS to 888777 to receive the latest on severe weather event shelters in Medford.

Volunteers are needed to help staff the severe weather event shelter during severe weather conditions. Volunteer shifts are four hours long and include handing out meals, blankets, water, and supporting operations. If you can help or have questions please email volunteer@accesshelps.org.

The City has been working with community service providers to develop the framework for opening a severe event shelter and relies on those organizations who have the tools and expertise to staff the shelter. It is the City’s responsibility to monitor forecasted weather conditions, coordinate with service providers to determine staffing ability and if staffing is available, declare a severe event.

If local organizations are interested in opening their facility to individuals in need of shelter during this extreme weather declaration please contact Deputy Fire Marshal Tanner Farrington at 541-774-2300.

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