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PENDLETON — Extreme weather and climate events such as floods and heat waves are on track to intensify and become more frequent in the coming years as a result of the warming climate. But, there are ways to prepare.

Ed Townsend, science and operations officer at the National Weather Service office in Pendleton, discussed several dangerous weather and climate concerns for Eastern Oregon at a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22, for the Eastern Oregon Climate Change Coalition. He explained why we are seeing the increase in extreme events, and provided resources for understanding and building resilience to the changing climate.

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