Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tornado touches down in Aumsville

Salem, Ore. — Within one hour of a tornado touch down in Aumsville, officials at Oregon Emergency Management, a division of the Oregon Military Department, were in touch with Marion County and Clackamas County Emergency Managers.

Oregon Emergency Management is the initial point of contact for the Oregon Emergency Response System and is on stand by to assist the counties if additional resources are necessary.

Currently, the state emergency coordination center is on limited activation and is monitoring weather. Local emergency management officials are assessing damage. Residents are encouraged to stay away from damage and debris, especially any downed power lines.

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