Coast Guard saves 50 people from heavy rains and flooding in Pacific Northwest


Torrential downpours in the Pacific Northwest have triggered disaster and disaster advisories. The United States Marine Service, Friday, deployed two planes to evacuate 50 people amidst storm surges at an RV park on the Oregon coast.

Authorities have extended weather warnings on the Oregon coastline and warned of the dangers of landslides in areas scorched by last season’s destructive firestorm.

Many people rescued by the coast guard during a flash flood

Marine Corps crews claimed to have successfully evacuated 12 people and three pets to the RV park about 90 miles southwest of Portland and extended ongoing operations with a Coast Guard athlete to recover a combined total of 50 residents.

A lady was saved from a parched landscape as the Pacific Northwest experienced a second day of torrential rains and storms.

While the US Navy deployed two helicopters to rescue vacationers from precipitous flooding at an RV park on the Oregon coast, while mudslides closed highways.

The photographs show RVs submerged in 6-inch-thick flooding, as well as floodwater engulfing campsites and garage spaces.

The water climbed up to 4 feet in parts of the campground.

Another motorhome complex in the nearby Otis neighborhood was also flooded, and a personal fire truck that stays off municipal lines at all times to accommodate tourists had water halfway up its entries.

“While looking for the translucent window frames, I noticed people running around on a power source,” said Russ Hiner, who was sleeping at the campsite.

On Facebook, he explained that he woke up shortly after 6 a.m. to see someone walk through the campsite and issue a warning.

Where there appears to be six or seven inches of flood water under the campers.

“The campsite is FLOODING!” the individuals shout as they hammer the entrance.

In a small coastal village that was ravaged by a steam storm just a year earlier is the Neskowin Campground which is about 7 miles north of Otis.

A resident who lost her home in the September 2020 wildfire has expressed concern about the flash flood.

“At the moment everything is fine, but the rains continue to fall,” said Melynda Small.

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The Pacific Northwest experiences heavy rainfall

The Oregon National Weather Service has issued storm surge alerts in many coastal jurisdictions and warned that torrential rains increased the possibility of landslides and debris flows in areas previously set in flames.

The hurricanes were triggered by an astrological waterway known as the Pineapple Express.

While precipitation was expected to continue to fall heavily in Oregon and Washington through Friday, it could stop for a bit on Saturday, but additional showers are expected Saturday night through the week ahead.

Authorities said more than 2 inches of torrential rain in parts of the Western Legislature region over a 24-hour period Thursday, and downpours are expected to persist through Friday evening.

Astoria, in the far northwest of the county, set a new precipitation mark of over 2 inches on Thursday, the highest since the personal best for the date was set seven decades ago.

Excess moisture on freeways made traffic in the Portland metro area dangerous, and a lady was recovered from the Santiam River overflow on Thursday when her campsite along the riverbanks flooded.

In Washington, precautions have been issued for at least half a dozen streams in the western part of the country.

Mudslides have been observed along the Oregon coast in southwestern Oregon near Elkton along the Columbia River Road east of Portland.

The flash flood also triggered a power outage in a Portland neighborhood, forcing the closure of several affected schools and agencies.

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