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By Amy Wang | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Oregon is on alert as the first state to experience the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse’s “path of totality.”
With up to 1 million eclipse watchers expected to flood into a state with a population of 4 million, the potential for problems is real.
The biggest concern? Traffic jams for several days not just before but also after the eclipse. Traffic officials are advising folks to get in place early and then give roads time to clear before they head home.
Here’s a look at the precautions that agencies and businesses are taking, and their tips for eclipse watchers.
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Public safety and health
Gov. Kate Brown has authorized deployment of National Guard soldiers during the eclipse.
911 centers will be fully staffed for the day. State police and local law enforcement agencies in many cases will have extra officers on duty.
In far-flung municipalities as Ontario, in eastern Oregon in the eclipse’s path of totality, city officials say it’s all hands on deck for police and first responders. The days surrounding the eclipse also are blackout dates for vacation requests within many public safety agencies.
Beth Nakamura | The Oregonian/OregonLive
11 August 2017 12:00 pm
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