Multnomah County reported 69 people died in last June’s heat wave, most of them older people who lived alone. What’s the regional strategy this time around?
PORTLAND, Ore. — After 69 people died in Multnomah County from the June 2021 heat wave, county leaders said it would be critical to “enhance” door-to-door checks and other outreach efforts to help at-risk people during the next heat crisis.
Now that the county, city of Portland and state have declared emergencies due to the heat wave, how is the Portland area handling these in-person checks?
“Events of last summer were heartbreaking and I think it just made
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