1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/14/2013 03:59 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) – Searchers have located an Oregon hiker who informed his wife by phone that he had twisted his knee and become disoriented in foggy weather near Mount Hood. Clackamas County sheriff’s Lt. Adam Phillips said rescuers used cellphone coordinates to find 53-year-old David Anderson of Corvallis yesterday evening on a trail. Phillips said Anderson appeared able to walk.

McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) – The National Weather Service says it was a tornado that damaged several buildings yesterday in the community of McMinnville, Ore. No one was hurt but McMinnville Fire Chief Rich Leipfert says three commercial building were damaged. A Weather Service meteorologist in Portland says the tornado’s estimated top winds ranged from 86 to 90 miles per hour.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Multnomah County sheriff’s spokesman says river patrol deputies have recovered a man’s body from the Willamette River in the Portland area. Lt. Steve Alexander said yesterday that the body was found near Terminal 4 and has been turned over to the county medical examiner’s office.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A legislative committee has heard testimony on a plan to make Oregon’s coastal towns more resilient in the event of a destructive earthquake and tsunami. The Oregon House and Senate committees that oversee emergency preparedness hosted a hearing yesterday about recommendations for preparing towns for large-scale natural disasters. Seismic experts say the Cascadia Subduction Zone, just off the regional coastline, is overdue to produce a mega-quake and tsunami.


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