COASTAL FLOOD WATCH
ISSUED FOR REGION WEDNESDAY
Runoff from this week’s strong Pacific storm is expected to combine with high tides today,
Wednesday, to bring potential flooding to coastal and estuary areas around
storm, which knocked out power to several communities and blocked some roads
with downed trees Tuesday.
restored by noon Wednesday, according Pacific Power.
Washington through 2 p.m. Wednesday. High tide scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday,
combined with storm runoff, is forecast to reach 11 feet, posing a risk of
flooding to some low-lying areas. Motorists are advised to look for high water
High water has prompted the Oregon Department of Transportation to restrict traffic on U.S.
Highway 101 south of Seaside at Beerman Creek. Only trucks and other
high-profile vehicles were being allowed as of Wednesday morning.
additional rain and wind gusts of up to 60 mph.
For weather updates,
go to www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr.
conditions, go to http://www.tripcheck.com/ or call the travel
info hotline at 511.
winter storm preparation, go to http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/.
advisories from the National Weather Service, sign up with the ClatsopALERTS!
emergency notification system at http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/ or (503) 338-3656.
Released by: Tom Bennett