Dec 7, 2015

Flooding rains to continue all week, forecasters say, with rapidly rising rivers

Portland, OR
USA
by
Stuart Tomlinson
,
Oregon Live
Torrential rain overwhelmed Portland's sewer and storm drain system early Monday, leading to extensive street flooding, landslides and closed streets around Northwest Portland. More rain is forecast to fall every day this week. Photo: Oregon Live
Torrential rain overwhelmed Portland's sewer and storm drain system early Monday, leading to extensive street flooding, landslides and closed streets around Northwest Portland. More rain is forecast to fall every day this week. Photo: Oregon Live

An increasingly wet parade of soaking storms will pummel northwest Oregon and southwest Washington all week, forecasters say, likely sending several coastal rivers to or above flood stage. Gusty winds and high surf will hammer the Oregon coast. Rainfall totals for the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. Monday show nearly 5 inches falling at one location in the west slopes of the coast range from Astoria to south of Newport, with an inch or more on the east slopes and into the Willamette Valley