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Tornados hit Pacific Northwest; More Heavy Storms Predicted for Saturday and Beyond

Impacting Travel | Jessica Kleinschmidt | October 15, 2016

Tornados hit Pacific Northwest; More Heavy Storms Predicted for Saturday and Beyond

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After the Coast Guard required 46 rescues near Lake Crescent, Washington recently, the storms that are taking place near the Pacific Northwest may continue throughout the weekend and even beyond into the following week.

According to CNN, following the remains of a typhoon that blasted off the coast of the area, two tornadoes were spotted in Oregon which resulted in the rescue of the 40 teenagers and six adults.

The two tornadoes touched down on the coastal cities of Manzanita and Oceanside, about 90 miles west of Portland. The damages of the twisters resulted in the suffering of 25-30 homes and “uprooted trees, toppled telephone poles and ruffled rooftops.” So far, first responders reported the Manzanita area has been searched seeking anyone trapped under debris. Even following the search results, the Red Cross opened a shelter at a local church for any residents that may have been displaced. Residents have also been urged to take shelter with “more storms to be expected in the area,” says Tillamook County Sheriff Andy Long.

The continuance of storms was reported by the National Weather Service as “part of a one-two punch” with the second storm expected to be the stronger of the two. By the end of the day, “the strongest winds could possibly reach hurricane strength (74-plus miles per hour).” High seas are anticipated to reach in the upwards of 30 feet or higher along areas of Washington.

The NWS also reported the last time two tornadoes touched down in the same day in northwest Oregon was November 12, 1991 when three were reported. The Portland’s weather office also said it broke its record “for most tornado warnings in one day issuing 10 on Friday.”

CNN Meteorologist Dave Hennen adds a third storm may pass through the area at the beginning of the week, so it could be a while before the weather rests.

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