Curry County seeks state aid to recover from storm

State of emergency declared after $1 million in damages to Port Orford.

Port Orford ( U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library via Wikimedia Commons)
Port Orford ( U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library via Wikimedia Commons)

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) – Curry County has declared a state of emergency over the weekend storm that caused more than $1 million in damages to the port of Port Orford.

The County Commission signed a resolution Tuesday asking the governor for a state declaration that would open the way to state and federal help in repairing the damages.

High winds and large waves pounded the port on Saturday, enlarging a breach in the breakwater that protects the harbor channel and damaging a restaurant, fish buyer facilities, port offices and the fueling system that supplies the 50-boat fishing fleet. No lives or boats were lost.

The resolution notes that the port is a vital part of the economy of the southern Oregon coast.

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