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Gov. Brown declares state of emergency as Oregon storm damage mounts

SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency for 13 counties because of  recent heavy rains, high winds, flooding and landslides.

The counties include: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill.

The declaration ensures state resources, emergency response personnel and equipment can be activated to respond to communities if local resources are exhausted.

The state of emergency is in effect until further notice.