PORTLAND — Downpours and wind gusts up to 45 mph hit the Portland area Tuesday afternoon as another round of weather moved in, causing flooding and other problems.
KGW meteorologist Rod Hill says the storm could drop more than a half-inch of rain by late afternoon with high water and small stream flooding.
Rock Creek is spilling over its banks and has been for several days. The back nine holes at the country club are under water and ducks are swimming in the puddles. Backyards are like swamps.
“It’s just completely flooded,” said one neighbor who tells us it’s common, but has been worse in the past. She credits better drainage this time.
Residents are finding many roads closed and authorities say do not drive past the barricades. The water was so high that it covered parts of Rock Creek Boulevard.
“If that creek overflows, there’s no place for that drainage to go, so we just have to wait until it recedes,” golf pro Chuck DaSilva told KGW.
There’s a flood warning for the Pudding River in Aurora.
Gusts on the Oregon Coast could hit 70 mph. The National Weather Service warns that strong coastal winds could knock out power and take down trees.
About eight miles east of Lincoln City, the shoulder of Highway 18 eroded causing a truck to flip onto its side into a ditch. The driver says the pavement started crumbling when they pulled to the side of the road. Nobody was injured.