SALEM, Ore. – With another heat wave on the way, Governor Kate Brown Tuesday declared a state of emergency for Oregon.
The move makes sure additional resources are available to help Oregonians stay safe.
“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 Governor Brown. “I encourage Oregonians to take proactive steps to keep themselves and their families safe, including drinking plenty of fluids, taking advantage of cooling centers, and checking in on neighbors, friends, and loved ones.”
The Governor has also directed the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to activate the state’s Emergency Coordination Center to coordinate essential protective measures.
She has also directed state agencies to provide any assistance requested by OEM to support response efforts.