Fresh storms barreled through the sodden Pacific Northwest, triggering a landslide that killed a woman and destroyed her home near the Oregon Coast.
Fresh storms barreled through the already sodden Pacific Northwest, triggering a landslide that killed a woman and destroyed her home near the Oregon coast.
Siuslaw Valley Fire Chief Jim Langborg tells Florence radio station KCST a man, woman and two dogs were inside the home, about 2 miles northeast of Florence. The man and the one of the dogs escaped Friday morning.
Crews evacuated three other homes and closed a road 2 miles east of Highway 101. Rain pounded the coast Thursday and Friday as it has for much of December.
A landslide north of Newport has damaged homes, forced evacuations and an ensuing sinkhole swallowed one resident’s car.
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KATU-TV reports that the slide and sinkhole occurred Thursday, with four homes damaged and eight other homes evacuated.
Lincoln County Emergency Manager Jenny Demaris says a resident found that the sinkhole had swallowed his car.
According to the Newport Fire Department, crews shut off power, water and gas to the neighborhood.
The Oregon Department of Transportation on Thursday closed a portion of Highway 30 east of Rainier because of a landslide. A slide closed the same area last week.
In Portland, with it raining every day this month, meteorologists sound like a broken record when giving their forecasts.
And sometimes, the rain has been strong enough to break records.
The National Weather Service says nearly 2 inches of rain fell at Portland International Airport on Thursday, shattering the old mark of just over an inch set back in the 1970s.
Records for Dec. 17 were also swept away in Salem, Eugene and other cities in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Showers remain in the forecast through the weekend, but heavy rainfall isn’t expected back until Monday.