10 Oregon deaths may be heat-related as 13 million people in the Northwest sweltered under heat alerts

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(CNN)The searing vigor that has baked the Northwest is suspected to person led to astatine slightest 14 deaths successful Oregon, officials determination said.

The astir caller decease was reported Saturday.

An "elderly antheral who died was successful his location that had a non-functioning aerial conditioner," Clackamas County said successful a quality release. The aesculapian examiner's bureau is investigating the authoritative origin of that death.

Other suspected heat-related deaths happened successful Multnomah, Clackamas, Umatilla and Marion counties, Oregon State Police spokesperson Mindy McCartt said.

The authoritative causes of those deaths are besides nether investigation, McCartt said.

The somesthesia astatine Portland International Airport reached oregon exceeded 95 degrees for "6 consecutive days, with 3 of those astatine oregon conscionable supra 100," the National Weather Service said Saturday.

Maggy Johnston hands retired  h2o  Tuesday successful  Salem, Oregon, wherever  temperatures topped 100 degrees.

More than 13 cardinal radical crossed the Northwest were nether vigor alerts Sunday, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. Major cities impacted see Portland; Seattle; Billings, Montana; and Boise, Idaho.

A motion   welcomes visitors seeking alleviation  from the vigor   Tuesday astatine  Charles Jordan Community Center successful  Portland, Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Emergency Management tweeted resources to get help, including a representation showing cooling centers successful the authorities and details connected how to get transportation.

But the vigor question scorching the Northwest volition easiness up this week.

The astir utmost temperatures person shifted distant from the seashore and into interior portions of the Northwest, Brink said Sunday. "This dome of vigor volition displacement into the bluish Plains by Tuesday and into the Midwest by Wednesday," she said. "And adjacent the Northeast volition get into supra mean temperatures by Thursday and Friday."

Portland volition spot a precocious astir 90 degrees Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

CNN's Theresa Waldrop contributed to this report.

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