Washington Governor Proclaims State Of Emergency

Posted by Associated Press on November 18, 2015
Jay Inslee

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency for all counties in the state, after days of heavy rain and a storm Tuesday that killed three people, wreaked havoc on power lines and flooded rivers.

Inslee’s action Wednesday activates the Washington National Guard where needed and clears the way for state officials to ramp up …

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80 Year Old Sandy Woman Trapped In Bedroom By Downed Tree

Posted by Associated Press on November 18, 2015
Photo: Sandy Fire Department

SANDY, Ore. (AP) – An 80-year-old woman spent the night trapped in bed after a tree fell on her home east of Portland.

The Sandy Fire District says it was alerted to the predicament Wednesday morning by a neighbor who had gone to check on her. When firefighters arrived, the woman told them she had a few scratches but wasn’t hurt.

The …

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I-84 EB Back-open in The Gorge After Short but Powerful Storm

Posted by Brett Reckamp on November 17, 2015
gorge closed

Photo:  Katherine Cook / KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. —  ODOT opened I-84 EB after Noon Wednesday after a 15-hour closure.  Strong winds and rain knocked down more than 20 trees along the freeway.

Don Hamilton says it looked like Cottonwood trees had been hit by lightning.  They noticed road signs weighing hundreds of pounds left dangling and broken.  Crews used heavy equipment to …

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Winter Storm Warning Bringing Frigid Temperatures

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on December 29, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Weather Service says a winter storm is coming to the Portland  Metro area. Forecasters expect snow accumulations in the mountains and foothills of one to four inches. By later today,  there could be accumulations of up to an inch at elevations as low as 1,000 feet.

The East wind is expected to arrive mid-morning today, In Portland gusts …

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Fire Danger Closes Lake Oswego Park

Posted by Cort Johnson on September 12, 2014
park closed

With additional reporting by Pat Boyle

Lake Oswego, OR – Dry weather and high winds have prompted fire officials in Lake Oswego to shut down Cooks Butte Park.

The closure began Thursday and is expected to continue through the weekend.

Battalion Chief David Morris says this is the first time in recent memory that they’ve had to shut down the park.  “There are …

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