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Brown declares state of emergency for entire state as triple digits threaten

The sun near Mountaindale on July 31, 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley

Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for the entire state in advance of triple digit temperatures expected across much of the state beginning Wednesday.

The declaration, Brown said, allows the state to provide resources to tribal and local governments in grappling with the emergency caused by the excessive heat. 

It will take effect at 12 p.m. Tuesday, and last through the end of August 20.

"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 . . .

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