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Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency In 10 Oregon Counties

<p>A view of the Deschutes River near First Street rapids in Bend, after a winter storm dumped over a foot of snow overnight on February 25, 2019.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Emily Cureton

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A view of the Deschutes River near First Street rapids in Bend, after a winter storm dumped over a foot of snow overnight on February 25, 2019.  

Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Thursday in 10 Oregon counties hit by severe winter weather. 

Those counties are Coos, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Linn and Marion.

The emergency declaration directs the Oregon Office of Emergency Management to coordinate with the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police and the Oregon National Guard to offer support to those counties as needed. 

The state of emergency will be in effect for 30 days unless Brown ends it earlier.

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Meerah Powell is a general assignment and breaking news reporter for OPB. She previously worked as a news reporter and podcast producer for Eugene Weekly in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Along with writing and audio work, Meerah also has experience with photography and videography. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication.