Sen. Merkley launches new safety information web page amid OR wildfires

Sen. Merkley launches new safety information web page amid OR wildfires


By:  KATU Staff

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley launched a new website for Oregonians who are looking for safety information and resources, as wildfires burn in the state.

Senetor Merkley says the webpage, www.merkley.senate.gov/wildfires, compiles information from a variety of local, state, and federal public health and safety sources. It includes the latest on the status of an emergency declaration request that would help provide Oregon communities with emergency protective measures such as search and rescue, evacuation transportation, and food distribution.

According to Senator Merkley, the webpage also includes evacuation guidance for individuals who are isolating or quarantining due to coronavirus infection and tips for maintaining clean indoor air.

The page will be updated with resources for navigating federal assistance if and when further assistance becomes available, officials said.