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Press Release: March 11, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber Statement on Tsunami Warning for Oregon Coast

(PORTLAND, Ore.)  — Governor Kitzhaber issued the following statement at 5:00AM:

“I am in regular contact with Oregon Emergency Management staff regarding the Tsunami Warning in effect for the Oregon Coast.  I am closely monitoring the situation and urge Oregonians along the coast to heed Tsunami alarms and follow instructions from public safety officials about heading to higher ground.

Our thoughts are with the people of Japan.”

The Governor’s Office will provide further updates as developments warrant.

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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