Kafoury to speak about Multnomah County heat deaths Tuesday

An unidentifed man reels from the excessive heat in late June in Portland.

Multnomah County officials will release a preliminary report on the disproportionate number of deaths in the county from the late June heat wave on Tuesday, July 13.

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury is scheduled to speak to the press at the early morning briefing. Also speaking will be Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines, Emergency Management Director Chris Voss and Chief Medicolegal Death Investigator Kimberly DiLeo.