Gov. Brown declares emergency over expected heat wave

The heat wave could impact critical infrastructure, causing outages and possible transportation disruptions, state officials say.

Posted: Aug 10, 2021 10:16 AM

SALEM, Ore. -- Starting tomorrow, temperatures are expected to reach triple digits in another heat wave this summer.

Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency on Tuesday in anticipation of the extreme heat. The declaration frees up additional resources to respond to the situation.

The heat wave could impact critical infrastructure, causing outages and possible transportation disruptions, state officials say.

"Oregon is facing yet another extreme heat wave, and it is critical that every level of government has the resources they need to help keep Oregonians safe and healthy," said Brown.

She also encourages Oregonians to take steps to keep themselves and their families safe, including drinking extra fluids, taking advantage of cooling centers and checking in on loved ones.

Several cooling centers are planned across the state. For a full list of locations, CLICK HERE

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