MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 15 May 2021 13:14:27 +0000 Oregon governor: virus progress despite power woes http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/321c2a91497646c198f55436e6bb2180 Oregon Governor Kate Brown says residents who had to shelter with friends or family because of power outages should monitor themselves for symptoms of the coronavirus. (Feb. 19) 321c2a91497646c198f55436e6bb2180 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 20:11:52 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT OFFICE OF GOVERNOR KATE BROWN++GRAPHICS AS INCOMING++OFFICE OF GOVERNOR KATE BROWN – MUST CREDITSalem, Oregon – 19 February 20211. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Kate Brown, (D) Oregon:"Utilities in our region have experienced severe widespread outages. One week in, more than 70,000 Oregonians remain without power. I know this has been really, really difficult. And I also know that on top of the ongoing pandemic, many Oregonians face a difficult choice, warmth or safety. To choose the warmth of staying with friends or family in a powered home or to remain home without heat and light but safer from gathering indoors with people from outside your household. We all do the best we can for our family during these tough circumstances. If you did shelter with family or friends, and experience COVID in the coming days, please test and isolate until you know you are healthy."++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Kate Brown, (D) Oregon:"Even in the midst of historic power outages, we've continued pushing forward in our efforts to fight COVID-19, vaccinate Oregonians and return more students to in-person learning. Oregonians continue to make smart choices and the numbers speak for themselves. As of yesterday, Oregon had the third lowest infection rate in the entire nation."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:Oregon residents who had to shelter with friends or family because of power outages should monitor themselves for symptoms of the coronavirus, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday.Brown said that one week after a winter storm hit the state, more than 70,000 customers remain without power.She urged people who sheltered with family or friends and experience symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested and isolate until they are healthy.Brown said that despite difficulties caused by the power outages, Oregon now has the third=lowest infection rate in the nation. She also said more students will be able to return to in-person learning.The damage wrought by the storm to the power system was the worst in 40 years. At the peak of the storm, more than 350,000 customers were without power and 5,000 power lines and three substations were down.The storm came in three staggered waves starting Friday night, and customers were losing power faster than crews could restore it through the weekend. More than 7,000 crew members from as far away as Montana and Nevada were helping restore a power grid that could be down for at least several more days.Many school districts in the hardest-hit areas canceled classes. Some districts, including Salem-Keizer Public Schools — the state's second-largest school district — remained closed Thursday. Multiple vaccination locations were forced to close Friday and Saturday because of snowy and icy weather, with about 10,000 appointments having to be rescheduled. In addition, COVID-19 shipments to the state have been delayed due to weather.At least four people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning, as they attempted to stay warm without their electricity. On Wednesday Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency and issued a warning to hotels that authorities would investigate any reports of price gouging as residents sought out warm places to stay.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Oregon Governor Kate Brown says residents who had to shelter with friends or family because of power outages should monitor themselves for symptoms of the coronavirus. (Feb. 19) Oregon governor: virus progress despite power woes