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Oregon’s OEM a one-stop shop for eclipse updates

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday about the coming eclipse that will cross Oregon on Aug. 21. Officials are bracing for as many as 1 million visitors to the state, which will be the first to experience the eclipse as it travels across America.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday about the coming eclipse that will cross Oregon on Aug. 21. Officials are bracing for as many as 1 million visitors to the state, which will be the first to experience the eclipse as it travels across America. AP

Looking for that last available campsite in the “path of totality” on the eve of the eclipse?

Bogged down in traffic on Interstate 84 and wondering if the backroads are any better?

Afraid that little campfire could turn into a forest-eating conflagration?

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management is your best bet on up-to-the-minute updates of conditions in the state as eclipse chasers flock to the state for the Aug. 21 event.

From traffic to weather, health and safety to wildfire danger, camping to everything else, the OEM is bracing for anything and everything.

Updates on social media can be found on Facebook and Twitter using #oreclipse or #eclipse2017.

A 2-1-1 non-emergency eclipse hotline will run Aug. 16-23, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. It can also be found at 211info.org or by texting “eclipse” to 898211.

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A map shows wildfires burning in Oregon and the path of the eclipse coming Aug. 21. Don Ryan AP

The Oregon Department of Forestry has an interactive fire restrictions map to show fire danger, campfire limitations and other restrictions.

The state’s RAPTOR site — Real-time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon — offers a public version to track what’s happening and where in the eclipse path of totality and around the state.

OEM also recommends visiting the National Weather Service and TripCheck.com for updates on weather and traffic.

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