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Governor, Lawmakers Urge Trump To Declare Major Disaster In OR

(Portland, OR)  --  Local leaders are urging President Trump to declare a major disaster in Oregon as wildfires continue to ravage the state.  Governor Kate Brown announced yesterday she has sent a letter to Trump asking him to declare a major disaster.  Later yesterday, Oregon's entire Congressional delegation sent Trump a letter urging him to swiftly approve Brown's request.  The Federal Emergency Management Administration previously approved critical disaster funding last week.  However, the Oregon delegation says the state's situation has worsened since then, with the death toll climbing, hazardous smoke blanketing the state and entire communities lying decimated.

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