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WGUS66 KPQR 102322  
FFAPQR  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR  
422 PM PDT WED APR 10 2019  
 
...MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE ALONG WILLAMETTE RIVER FROM SALEM TO  
OREGON CITY AND ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER IN PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER  
THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...  
 
.HIGH FLOWS MOVING DOWN THE WILLAMETTE RIVER WILL AFFECT THE  
SECTION OF THE RIVER FROM SALEM DOWNSTREAM TO OREGON CITY AND  
PORTLAND THROUGH SATURDAY. RIVER LEVELS ARE CURRENTLY FORECAST TO  
CREST JUST BELOW FLOOD STAGE BUT MINOR FLOODING IS A POSSIBILITY  
AS EARLY AS THURSDAY EVENING. HIGH FLOWS MOVING DOWN THE COLUMBIA  
RIVER COULD CAUSE MINOR FLOODING FOR THE COLUMBIA AT VANCOUVER  
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.  
 
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GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-  
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-  
422 PM PDT WED APR 10 2019  
 
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM EARLY THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH  
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST  
WASHINGTON, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTHWEST  
OREGON, CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND GREATER PORTLAND METRO  
AREA. IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON, GREATER VANCOUVER AREA.  
 
* FROM EARLY THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING  
 
* HIGH FLOWS MOVING DOWN THE WILLAMETTE AND COLUMBIA RIVERS COULD  
LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING ALONG THESE RIVERS IN SALEM, OREGON CITY,  
AND PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO AREA.  
 
* IMPACTS WOULD LIKELY BE MINIMAL, WITH SOME FLOODING OF ROADS,  
PARKS, AND TRAILS DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO THESE RIVERS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON  
CURRENT FORECASTS.  
 
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE  
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE  
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.  
 
LANDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS FLOOD EVENT.  
PEOPLE, STRUCTURES AND ROADS LOCATED BELOW STEEP SLOPES, IN  
CANYONS AND NEAR THE MOUTHS OF CANYONS MAY BE AT SERIOUS RISK  
FROM RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES.  
 

 
 

 
 
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