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

Maggy Johnston, ARCHES outreach coordinator, hands water to Rose Cherry in her car at Geer Park during a heat wave with temperatures reaching 100 degrees in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (Brian Hayes/Statesman-Journal via AP)

(CNN)The searing heat that has baked the Northwest is suspected to have led to at least 10 deaths in Oregon, officials there said.

The most recent death was reported Saturday.

An “elderly male who died was in his home that had a non-functioning air conditioner,” Clackamas County said in a news release. The medical examiner’s office is investigating the official cause of that death. happened in Multnomah, Clackamas, Umatilla and Marion counties, Oregon State Police spokesperson Mindy McCartt said.

The official causes of those deaths are also under investigation, McCartt said.

The temperature at Portland International Airport reached or exceeded 95 degrees for “6 straight days, with 3 of those at or just above 100,” the National Weather Service said Saturday.

More than 13 million people across the Northwest were under heat alerts Sunday, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. Major cities impacted include Portland; Seattle; Billings, Montana; and Boise, Idaho.

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