“Atmospheric River” Causes Widespread Flooding Throughout North Coast Region – Photos by Don Backman


An “atmospheric river” event dumped from 4″ to over 8″ throughout the North Oregon Coast over the last 48 hours causing all major rivers to rise to and above flood stage. The rain was tapering off later on Friday afternoon, and the rivers are expected to slowly drop over the next 24 hours.
Use extreme caution traveling anywhere on the Oregon Coast as the rainfall can trigger landslides. U.S. 101 and OR 6 remain closed by high water near Tillamook. Travelers should expect high water on roads in many locations on the central and northern coast this evening and should plan trips accordingly. Slides and downed trees are also possible. Watch for flaggers controlling traffic around high water on OR 18 Salmon River Highway near Otis, at milepoint 1. More Info Here UPDATE

Wilson River flooding closed Hwy. 101 at Fred Meyer, Wilson River Loop detour also experienced flooding and was restricted to one lane at times.

The Miami River Road was literally the Miami River for much of the bottom stretch.
The Kilchis River took over Alderbrook Loop Road.