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Gov. Brown declares state of emergency in 13 counties

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Governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency in 13 counties due to severe storm conditions.

The state of emergency is in effect for Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill counties.

"Heavy rains and wind have required the evacuation of residences, and mudslides and high water have severely damaged or blocked major roadways in these areas of the state," Governor Brown said. "The emergency declaration ensures state resources, emergency response personnel, and equipment can be activated to respond to communities in need if their local resources are exhausted." 

The state of emergency is in effect until further notice.

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