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Salem-News.com (Sep-22-2020 18:03)

3 More Oregonians Succumb to COVID-19

Today, OHA reported 328 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, and 3 deaths

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-19 COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 532, as well as 328 new confirmed and presumptive cases as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 31,313.

Oregon’s 532nd COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 20, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. She did not have underlying conditions.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-21-2020 15:18)

Trump, the Climate Arsonist

FACT: There is a scientific consensus that the climate crisis is real and is largely caused by man.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Wildfires 2020 In a September 14 speech, Joe Biden blasted Trump for "his disdain for science and facts."

"If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze?" he asked. Of course Biden was referring to the wildfires raging in California, Oregon, and Washington.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-21-2020 14:50)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Around the World

The Region of the Americas continues to carry the highest burden of COVID-19 globally, accounting for over 38% of all new cases reported in the past seven days.

(GENEVA, Switzerland) - COVID-19 WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, in his regular media briefing on Friday, highlighted that this is a critical moment for countries.

As cases and deaths have started to spike again, he called upon leaders to put targeted measures in place which can help suppress the spread of the virus and ensure that health systems and workers are protected.

Overall, the Region of the Americas continues to carry the highest burden of COVID-19 globally, accounting for over 38% of all new cases reported in the past seven days.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-19-2020 01:32)

Echo Mtn Fire Evacuation Levels Improved for Some Areas

Some residents are allowed to return home.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) - Otis fire This is an emergency notice from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office regarding the Echo Mountain Fire Complex evacuation levels with new downgrades and removals.

Please review the updated evacuation map on the Echo Mtn Fire Website at www.co.lincoln.or.us/echomountainfire.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-17-2020 16:00)

Flash Flood Watch for Oregon`s Cascade Foothills

Be ALERT: the risk for landslides and flooding is higher in burn areas.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - flash flood landslide watch The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a portions of the Cascade foothills, including portions of the following counties: Hood River, Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Linn, Lane, Douglas, Coos, Jackson, and Klamath for Thursday, September 17, 5 pm, through September 18, early morning.

Heavy rain can trigger landslides, rock fall, and debris flows in steep terrain.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2020 22:00)

Marion County Fire Evacuation Levels and Road Closure Barricades

Evacuation Level Updated for Lyons and Mehama

(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - Oregon fires Evacuation levels were updated at 1:00 p.m. today for portions of the Mehama and Lyons communities, being downgraded to a Level 2 “Be Set” evacuation status. Those evacuation levels remain in effect.

Existing closures on Highway 22 will remain in effect due to continuing extreme hazards from falling trees.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2020 17:27)

Firefighters Achieve 15% Containment of Beachie Creek Fire

The Beachie Creek Fire and the Riverside Fire remain about one mile apart.

(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - Larry Nicky Firefighters will resume work Tuesday to secure the perimeter of the Beachie Creek Fire. Crews and heavy equipment continue to connect and strengthen existing control line together on the west and northwest portions of the fire.

Good progress was made in this area over the last couple days. Firefighters continue to work with landowners on the southeastern perimeter of the fire to build and secure control lines in that area. Firefighters will also continue mopping up and systematically assessing damage to structures inside the fire.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2020 15:22)

Oregon Health Authority Reports 519th COVID Death

Oregon reports 184 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-19 COVID-19 has claimed eight more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 519. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 184 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 29,662.

The new cases are in the following counties:
Clackamas (11), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (2)...

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2020 15:02)

Fire Cause Determined for Chehalem Mountain-Bald Peak Fire

Residents need to remain vigilant and should call 911 to report any spot fires.

(TUALATIN, Ore.) - Chehalem mountain fire An improperly extinguished campfire on private property near the 20000 block of Neugebauer Lane has been determined to be the cause of the Chehalem Mountain - Bald Peak Fire.

Approximately 875 acres were impacted by the fire, though fire protection, suppression and patrols have been conducted throughout 1,555 acres.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2020 02:36)

Marion County Sheriff`s Office Wildfire Efforts Evening Update

Evacuees can get help and shelter for their livestock including sheep, goats, swine, horses, cattle, poultry, and domestic pets.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon fires As we move into the evening, the evacuation levels continue to remain the same. We have received some additional updates regarding various aspects of the Beachie Creek Fire that we are including below.

We’re continuing to work with many partner agencies who are working on the wildfires impacting the Santiam Canyon. Due to the danger from falling trees, rock slides, and continued roadway hazards along Highway 22, access to the Level 3 evacuation zone for animal removal and feeding has been suspended.

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