Washington County Office Building Flooded

Posted by Pat Boyle on November 2, 2015
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Hillsboro, Or. – The Washington County Justice Services Building in Hillsboro is still drying out. Saturday’s heavy rain storm clogged drains and resulted in up to two inches of water in the building’s basement offices.

Hillsboro firefighters were called in to help  clean up the mess at 150 N 1st Avenue. They used portable pumps, water vacuums and squeegees to remove …

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Ice Rink In Beaverton Flooded After Heavy Rains

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 26, 2014
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Photo by Rosemary Reynolds

Beaverton, Oregon -The Portland Winterhawks practice facility in Beaverton was flooded overnight after a downpour that dumped more than two inches of rain in Washington County.

The overhang and the  sidewalks slant toward the front doors of the practice facility, allowing the water to pool . The  general manager says they didn’t have sandbags, which maybe could have …

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Rising Water in Westport

Posted by Cort Johnson on March 10, 2014

(Photo courtesy of KGW.com)

Firefighters and land owners are working around the clock near the town of Westport in Clatsop County, as rising water from rain fall and mountain runoff threatens power to 42 homes.

Rich Guest and Chris Martin own property near McLean Hill Road.  They say a culvert is either faulty or clogged, and water is backing up into the …

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Next Round of Weather Causes Flooding Problems

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 18, 2014

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 …

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Rising Water Closes Salem Parks

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 16, 2014


Two popular parks in Salem have closed due to rising water levels that pose a danger to visitors. Wallace Marine Park and Minto-Brown Park were closed Saturday, with barriers set up to discourage vehicle traffic.

Citizens welcome the rain, but don’t mind the closures for safety reasons.

“”It’s full. All the way up to the softball fields, covers all the fields, covers …

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