- Title: Oregonians swelter in U.S. Pacific Northwest heat wave
- Date: 27th June 2021
- Summary: PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES (JUNE 26, 2021) (REUTERS) WOMAN PUSHING SHOPPING CART FULL OF GATORADE THAT SHE INTENDS TO FREEZE AND HAND OUT DURING HEAT WAVE WOMAN UNLOADING GATORADE BOTTLED WATER IN CAR VARIOUS OF EMPTY GROCERY SHELVES WHERE WATER/GATORADE SHOULD BE EXTERIOR OF COOLING SHELTER PAN OF TABLES AND CHAIRS INSIDE COOLING CENTER PEOPLE LYING ON MATTRESSES IN COOLING CENTER REFRIGERATED BOTTLED WATER IN COOLING CENTER CATS IN CRATES IN COOLING CENTER VARIOUS OF CHILDREN PLAYING IN FOUNTAIN PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES (JUNE 27, 2021) (REUTERS) BOAT IN RIVER OVERHEAD VIEW OF PEOPLE IN SWIMMING POOL VARIOUS OF WOMAN STANDING AT BUS STOP UNDER UMBRELLA
- Embargoed: 11th July 2021 21:48
- Keywords: Oregon Portland U.S. Pacific Northwest heat wave temperatures triple digits
- Location: PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES
- City: PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Environment,Temperature,United States
- Reuters ID: LVA001EJ6FNT3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Residents of Portland, Oregon took precautions over the weekend as a historic heat wave baked the U.S. Pacific Northwest where temperatures pushed into the triple digits.
Shoppers cleared grocery shelves of water and sports drinks while other resident took the edge off in cooling centers. Some even brought their pets.
Other Oregonians took advantage of the heat to play in fountains, swim in pools and take their boats out into the water.
All of Washington and Oregon and parts of Idaho, Wyoming and California were under an excessive heat warning as temperatures were to soar 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit above average throughout the region during the weekend and through next week, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.
Across the region, dozens of daily record high temperatures are expected to be set, with monthly and even all-time records in jeopardy of falling, the service said.
Pacific Power, which serves 10 states, said in a statement that it did not anticipate heat-related service interruptions but asked customers to use less energy during the heat wave.
Portland General Electric told the Oregonian that it will have about 120 crews working Saturday and Sunday to respond to any outages.
(Production: Kristin Neubauer)
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