The preliminary cause of death is hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the body to deal with heat coming from the environment.
Multnomah County News
With more than 360,000 Multnomah County residents still not fully vaccinated, Public Health urges continued precautions.
Since Thursday, June 24, outreach teams have picked up nearly 56,000 bottles of water, along with 2,520 gallon-size jugs. Teams also picked up 32,000 electrolyte packets and 14,000 cooling towels.
In recognition of the stories and contributions of immigrants, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed June as Immigrant Heritage Month for the first time in County history.
Urgent need for volunteers to keep cooling centers open
Multnomah County Commissioners were briefed on a series of cost-saving studies for the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge project that could cut the overall project cost as much as 20%.
Come for a few hours or a few days; the body needs breaks from the heat to stay well
Indoor and outdoor animals are susceptible to surging heat. Keep pets indoors and hydrated; watch out for symptoms of overheating and heat stroke.
How a fan can make you sick; plan for power outages; and prep weekend meals early
Officials especially concerned for people living in high-rise apartments without AC
Health officials urge people to check on vulnerable family, friends and neighbors; offer water, cool space to those at risk
Multnomah County, the City of Portland, and a network of community providers are preparing for the end of the state’s eviction moratorium by mobilizing to keep renters in their homes.