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Banks • Weather • Power Oct. 28
National Weather Service warns of high winds Monday night, Tuesday morning
The local National Weather Service branch located in Portland issued an advisory for the greater Portland metro area and the Oregon Coast, noting that sustained eastern winds of 15 - 25 miles per hour, with gusts of wind 40 to 50 miles per hour might be expected from 7 p.m. Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Fire • California • Banks Fire District Oct. 28
Banks Fire District 13 volunteers join almost 300 Oregon firefighters to fight California wildfires
From Banks Fire District 13, Timber resident lieutenant Scott Arlin, Buxton resident Engineer Julie Kemper, and Banks resident Duty Officer Chris Lanter volunteered to head to California, where a total of 15 teams made up almost 300 Oregon firefighters are assisting in batting northern California wildfires.