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Sandy's Economic Effects Hit Some In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 2, 2012 12:26 p.m. | Portland

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The economic ripples from Hurricane Sandy are now being felt in Oregon. Some state tax deadlines have been extended.

The Oregon Department of Revenue has pushed back the deadline for several taxes. But only for taxpayers who have either been located in an area affected by the hurricane or have tax records there.

Some Oregon businesses are also feeling the effects of the storm. Portland snowboard and skateboard business, Daddies Board Shop, is seeing some drop-off on its website.

E-commerce manager Sarah Loveland says the shop has customers around the country.

“I was looking at traffic specifically state by state, so just anecdotally I looked at New Jersey, and I looked at Monday through Wednesday of last week over Monday through Wednesday this week, and the number of visits has literally dropped in half.”

The storm is having other, less obvious local effects.  For example, the University of Oregon, Portland State University and Oregon State have all extended their early admissions deadlines for students from storm-affected areas.

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