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54 County Residents Died During Heat Wave

(Portland, OR)  --  Multnomah County officials are working toward being better prepared for extreme heat after at least 54 county residents died during the historic heat wave that slammed the Pacific Northwest.  Officials say they plan to open more cooling centers and offer transportation for people who are homebound.  The average age of the people who died was 70, and officials say most of them lived at home alone and didn't have air conditioning or a fan.

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