By Emily Scarvie
(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders and happy August! It's Monday, August 1 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.
As of Sunday, Multnomah County is reporting five heat-related deaths in Portland. The county’s medical examiner said two more people died Saturday. The deaths are currently under investigation as potential heat-related deaths. Additional tests will determine if they are officially related to Portland’s high temperatures over the last week.
Anyone seeking cooling shelters or other places to cool off during the summer heat can find more information here.
A Portland police officer was hospitalized after being struck by a suspected drunk driver early Monday in northeast Portland. Police said the officer was walking to work around 5:34 a.m. when he was hit near Northeast Rosa Parks Way.
PPB reported that the officer is “a little banged up but should be ok.” The identity of the driver has not yet been released.
More than 1,000 Portlanders are without power Monday morning. Portland General Electric said 654 customers in east Portland were experiencing an outage due to downed trees near Southeast 34th and Reed College Place, but power is expected to be restored by 11:30 a.m. Another outage is impacting around 460 people in northeast Portland, but crews are expected to restore power by mid-morning.
Pacific Power and Clark Public Utilities are also reporting a handful of outages across the Portland metro area on Monday.
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