Record Setting Rain Hits Metro and Coast
25,000 Portland General Electric customers sat without power at the peak of the storm. Crews were overwhelmed as soaked trees toppled, and the wind snapped big branches. The Willamette Valley and coast saw minor flooding as well.
Almost 6.5-inches of rain fell in Portland, setting a record, and blowing away the old record of 5.52-inches set in 1927. Rainfall records in Portland date back to 1871.
Several roads were shut down as well. Highway 43 to Lake Oswego was closed to traffic as a small landslide covered the road.
NW Logie Trail Road was closed between Highway 30 and NW Skyline Boulevard. On Sauvie Island, NW Reeder Road was closed in both directions near NW Gillihan Road. SE Cheldelin Road was closed between SE Foster Road and SE 190th Ave. All of those closures due to downed trees and power lines.
Anyone still experiencing power outages can call Portland General Electric at 503-464-7777 in Portland. For other areas call 877-508-5088
At the coast wind gusts topped 85 mph. Astoria saw over 10-inches of rain, beating the old record by two-inches set in 1906.