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Flood Watch In Effect

The National weather service has issued a flood watch caused by excessive rainfall is expected along the coast through Wednesday afternoon. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. A series of atmospheric rivers will bring periods of widespread heavy rain through Wednesday. Rain will become heavy again Saturday night into Sunday morning. Additional rain amounts expected Saturday afternoon through Sunday night:

0.75 to 2.0 inches along the south Washington and north Oregon coast, 2.0 to 4.5 inches along the central Oregon coast, and 1.5 to 4.0 inches over the north Oregon Coast Range. You should monitor locl weather forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. If you encounter a flooded road while driving, be sure to turn around and avoid driving through the flooded roadway. Motorists should allow extra time for their commute as ponding on roads will increase the risk of hydroplaning and periods of heavy rain will reduce visibility.

A Beach Hazards statement has been issued through late Wednesday night. Sneaker waves are possible. Sneaker waves can surge high up the beach without warning, catching an inattentive individual off guard. These waves can move with great speed further up the beach than you expect. No place on the beach is too high for a wave to reach. It is recommended to keep children and pets away from the surf zone. Keep off of jetties, rocks and logs near the surf zone. If you see someone swept into the sea do not swim in after them. Call 911 and keep an eye on them until help arrives. Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.

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