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Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Portland OR
327 PM PDT SAT OCT 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for areas in and around the Eagle Creek Burn
  Area in...
  Northwestern Hood River County in northwestern Oregon...
  East central Multnomah County in northwestern Oregon...

* Until 1130 AM PDT Sunday.

* At 326 PM PDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the
  warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Mountain
  Wave Search and Rescue is reporting some slide activity in the

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Cascade Locks, Multnomah Falls, Dodson, Warrendale, Bridal Veil,
  Bonneville, Wyeth and Rooster Rock State Park.

This warning affects communities between Bridal Veil and Viento State
Park as well as Interstate 84 and the Old Historic Columbia River

Some drainage basins impacted include but are not limited to
Multnomah Creek, Oneonta Creek, Horsetail Creek, Tumalt Creek, McCord
Creek, Moffet Creek, Tanner Creek, Eagle Creek, Ruckel Creek, Dry
Creek, Herman Creek, and Harphan Creek.

In Oregon this includes Interstate 84 between mile markers 26 and 54.


This is a potentially life-threatening situation. If you are near a
creek drainage or debris flow path immediately move to higher and
stable ground, inform affected neighbors, and report any flooding or
debris flow to 9 1 1 and the National Weather Service. Move quickly.
Don`t delay! Save yourself, not your belongings. If escape is not
possible curl into a tight ball to protect your head. Do not drive
across a flooded area or into shallow debris even though it may look


LAT...LON 4569 12170 4565 12171 4563 12183 4559 12179
      4554 12185 4555 12196 4558 12200 4555 12205
      4553 12223 4555 12223 4558 12216 4558 12211
      4561 12203 4562 12199 4564 12194 4565 12191
      4566 12190 4567 12190 4570 12183


Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Portland OR
139 PM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017

North Oregon Coast-Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-Lower Columbia-
Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley-
Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-Northern Oregon Cascades-
South Washington Cascades-Willapa Hills-South Washington Coast-I-
5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area-
South Washington Cascade Foothills-Western Columbia River Gorge-
Central Columbia River Gorge-
139 PM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington,
  including the following areas, in Northwest Oregon, Central
  Willamette Valley, Coast Range of Northwest Oregon, Greater
  Portland Metro Area, Lower Columbia, North Oregon Coast,
  Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, and Northern Oregon
  Cascades. In Southwest Washington, Central Columbia River
  Gorge, Greater Vancouver Area, I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County,
  South Washington Cascade Foothills, South Washington Cascades,
  South Washington Coast, Western Columbia River Gorge, and
  Willapa Hills.

* Through late Sunday night

* Heavy rain expected on Saturday and Saturday night, with
  significant rises expected on many streams and rivers. Rivers
  currently forecast to crest above or near flood stage include
  the Wilson and Trask in Tillamook County and the Grays in
  Wahkiakum County.

* Total rainfall Coast Range and Willapa Hills...4 to 8 inches.
  South Washington and north Oregon Cascades... 3 to 7 inches.
  Coastal areas... 3 to 6 inches, heaviest north of Lincoln City.
  Columbia River Gorge... 3 to 7 inches, including Eagle Creek
  burn area. Interior lowlands...1 to 3 inches.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event.
People, structures and roads located below steep slopes, in
canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk
from rapidly moving landslides.



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