Banks, Flooding, Weather

NWS says high winds, flooding could continue to be a danger through Friday

With high winds expected Thursday night and into Friday and the area under a mix of flood watches and advisories, those living in flood-prone areas should be prepared, the Portland office of the National Weather Service said. 

A small sand pile in Banks at Sunset Park was behind yellow caution tape due to downed trees at the park as of Wednesday evening. Another location to obtain sand and bags can be found in Forest Grove near Forest Grove Fire & Rescue’s station. 

“If you’re in need of sand bags, we have a self serve fill station set up across the street from our station (1919 Ash Street). All you need is to bring a shovel,” FGF&R said Wednesday afternoon. 

The NWS said that in the Portland Metro area and surrounding areas, a wind advisory was in effect until 12 p.m. Friday. 

While winds Thursday . . .

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