Overlook Neighborhood Update (Feb. 24)

1) Get your preparedness on! (Feb. 25)
2) Tell Portland which potholes to patch

1) Get your preparedness on! (Feb. 25)

Join your Overlook neighbors and new friends from other neighborhoods on Saturday at Putting Preparedness Into Action, a free half-day (9:45 to 2) preparedness event at Beach Elementary School. The event is organized by Sustainable Overlook and Overlook’s Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). Steve Eberlein from the American Red Cross will give a presentation in the morning.

After lunch (bring your own if you didn’t register and reserve a lunch in advance), there will be info and activities to put you in the ‘prep’ frame of mind. Bring your ‘go bag’ if you want to show it off.

Overlook Sustainability Summit: Putting Preparedness Into Action
Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Beach Elementary School (1710 N Humboldt St.)

2) Tell Portland which potholes to patch

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has launched Patch-a-thon, a new initiative to fill the numerous potholes caused by this season’s many winter storms.

There is currently a backlog of more than 1,000 potholes that have been identified by residents and city crews. During Patch-a-thon, PBOT will dedicate extra crews and resources to address the current backlog. During normal operations, PBOT has two to three crews repairing potholes. During Patch-a-thon, this number will rise to 12 to 15 crews.

In the coming weeks, PBOT will hold a Patch-a-thon on those days when the weather permits effective and safe pothole repair. PBOT will continue Patch-a-thon until the winter pothole backlog has been cleared.

PBOT crews fill more than 8,000 potholes a year, working year round. The work is weather dependent and crews are sometimes diverted to emergencies such as landslides.

Portlanders are encouraged to report potholes by sending a detailed description and photos to PBOT dispatchers by email pdxroads@portlandoregon.gov or by using the PDX Reporter App. They can also call 503-823-1700, PBOT’s 24 hour maintenance line.

View the interactive pothole map, so you can track Patch-a-thon’s progress.

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