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The Bootleg Fire came amid record wildfires and temperatures across the West.

The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon nearly doubled in size from Saturday to Sunday to more than 150,000 acres as extreme heatwaves and wildfires continued to scorch the West and continue to burn actively on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, approximately 11 miles northeast of the town of Sprague River.

The Jack fire east of Roseburg was burning about 14 square miles. U.S. Forest Service campgrounds were also under mandatory evacuations, including Apple Creek, Horseshoe Bend and Eagle Rock.

A Level 3 “go now” evacuation order for north of Beatty, Oregon, was expanded to include the Sycan Estates Area, where officials ordered people to leave immediately because of imminent dangers from the wildfire.

An interactive map showing evacuation areas and the fire perimeter from the overnight IR flight is available at

 https://kcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4bfb02b41eb7473ca95b04c3cbd1da21

Wildfire Damage Housing Relief

https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/housing-assistance/Pages/program-wildfire-damage-housing-relief.aspx

State/Federal Help Still Available for Oregon Wildfire Survivors

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210107/statefederal-help-still-available-oregon-wildfire-survivors

Salvation Army of Cascade 

https://cascade.salvationarmy.org/cascade2/oregon-wildfire-response/

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Record High Temperatures Expected

Unprecedented and dangerous heat will continue to build across the Pacific Northwest for several days, where high temperatures will climb into the triple digits. An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 11.00 PM PST this evening. Dangerously hot temperatures of 95 to 115 expected. Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. This link will provide information on readiness for heat-related emergencies and evacuation planning: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/preparedness/prepare/pages/prepareforextremeheat.aspx

Recommended Actions:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-onditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • High temperatures may result in wildfires and power outages. Be ready for these potential situations.
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
    under any circumstances.
  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
  • When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
  • Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational  Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
  • Pets can be impacted too! https://www.multcopets.org/news/keeping-your-pets-cool-hot-weather

Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

For more information click the link down below

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/preparedness/prepare/pages/prepareforextremeheat.aspx

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Novel Coronavirus Updates (COVID-19)

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In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Human Services, the Oregon Health Plan Care Coordination (OHPCC) program strives to make the health and health care of Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members better.

We do this by giving qualified, fee-for-service OHP members medical care management, and a 24-hour Nurse Advice Line.

We‘re here to help – any day, any time.

24/7 Nurse Advice Line
1-800-562-4620
Call ANYTIME you want to talk to a nurse.

Línea de Consejos de Enfermería
1-800-562-4620
Llame a cualquier momento que desee hablar con una enfermera.

Fee-for-service American Indian and Alaska Native members can ask for more care coordination through CareOregon.

Metro: 503-488-2815
Elsewhere: 844-847-9320
TTY: 711

Oregon State IQA

Effective July 1, 2020, Comagine is the Oregon state Independent and Qualified Agent (IQA) and any 1915i questions should be directed to Comagine Health.