Brown: State must join public, others to gird for heat waves

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown

Gov. Kate Brown says that state agencies, working with others, must be prepared to do more as Oregon girds for another heat wave — though it is not forecast to be as severe as the heat dome that enveloped the Northwest at the end of June.

She offered her reaction Wednesday, July 28, after the release of a report that she requested from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management about the aftermath of the heat dome. The report confirmed at least 83 deaths due to the heat wave, which resulted in record high temperatures in Portland (116 on June 28) and elsewhere in the Northwest.