Heat-related death toll in Oregon nears 100

SALEM, Ore. – The latest heatwave may have contributed to the deaths of at least 95 of people across Oregon.

Oregon State Police said as of June 30, 63 recent deaths may have been associated with the historic high temperatures in the Pacific Northwest. By July 2, that number jumped to 95.

Investigators gave the following breakdown by county of suspected heat-related deaths:

Umatilla Male 47
Multnomah Male 55
Marion Male 46
Multnomah Male 58
Multnomah Male 44
Deschutes Male 64
Deschutes Male 60
Multnomah Female 67
Multnomah Female 94
Multnomah Female 97
Marion Male 67
Marion Male 64
Multnomah Male 73
Marion Male 62
Marion Male 56
Clackamas Female 73
Multnomah Male 59
Multnomah Male 78
Washington Male 84
Marion Male 74
Multnomah Male 48
Multnomah Male 76
Multnomah Female 81
Multnomah Female 79
Multnomah Female 53
Marion Male 61
Multnomah Male 83
Multnomah Male 65
Multnomah Female 57
Multnomah Male 54
Multnomah Male 54
Multnomah Female 69
Multnomah Female 89
Multnomah Male 59
Multnomah Male 53
Multnomah Female 68
Washington Male 52
Multnomah Male 81
Multnomah Male 80
Multnomah Female 90
Clackamas Female 74
Washington Male 69
Marion Male 71
Marion Male 62
Columbia Female 83
Clackamas Male 79
Multnomah Female 74
Multnomah Male 51
Multnomah Female 68
Multnomah Male 50
Marion Male 37
Multnomah Male 68
Washington Male 69
Washington Female 64
Multnomah Male 66
Multnomah Male 65
Clackamas Female 71
Multnomah Male 73
Multnomah Male 68
Marion Male 67
Multnomah Male 55
Multnomah Male 59
Multnomah Male 65
Marion Male 66
Multnomah Female 80
Multnomah Female 55
Multnomah Female 71
Multnomah Female 71
Multnomah Female 67
Multnomah Male 77
Multnomah Male 77
Multnomah Male 65
Multnomah Female 49
Clackamas Female 79
Clackamas Male 55
Clackamas Male 61
Multnomah Male 62
Clackamas Male 63
Multnomah Female 56
Washington Female 82
Multnomah Male 73
Washington Male 46
Polk Male 38
Multnomah Male 47
Multnomah Male 79
Multnomah Male 74
Clackamas Male 63
Multnomah Male 64
Multnomah Male 74
Multnomah Male 72
Multnomah Male 78
Clackamas Male 62
Washington Male 67
Multnomah Male 75

Heatwaves have killed countless people across the world, but in places like Multnomah County, people are especially susceptible.

Paul Loikith is director of Portland State University’s climate science lab. he explained, “We have a larger proportion of the population without air conditioning than a lot of other hot places so we do have a higher level of vulnerability to heat than a place that more frequently gets these kind of temperatures.”

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