Heavy rain and storms on Pacific Northwest and more to come


The tornado began as a water spout in the ocean Winds reached 125-130mph according to the National Weather Service in Portland. The town lost a third of its tree. A temporary shelter was set up at the Calvary Bible Church but later has been closed because everyone was able to find a safe place to stay. Manzanita declared a state of emergency. Many tornadoes warnings (at least ten daily) were issued in the area in the last two days. A second tornado came near Oceanside at around 9 a.m. There were no immediate reports of damage. Thousands of people were without power in Warrenton, Hammond, Gearhart, Seaside and Cannon Beach as utility crews in the region prepared for what’s expected to be an even rougher storm on Saturday. 15,000 customers were without power in Seattle. The heavy rain created dangerous conditions for drivers throughout the region.Portland had the rainiest Oct. 13 in its history.


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