Portland, Oregon – A tornado touched down in Northeast Portland last night. It happened just before 5:30pm and left a path of destruction about a mile long. Colby Newman at the National Weather Service says it was on the ground for six minutes and had winds up to 80 miles an hour. It left downed trees and power lines in its wake. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Two huge trees fell onto a man’s home at NE 16th and Going. He was out there with a tree specialist this morning, but declined to be interviewed. His neighbor Jenny Chen said “I feel really bad for my neighbor.” She said ” luckily, like everyone is okay. I think that’s the blessing. As long as everyone’s okay, that’s the most important part.”
Newman says this is the 5th confirmed tornado inside Portland city limits in the last 125 years.
Check out more photos from KXL’s Pat Boyle near NE 19th and Going:
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After assessment of the tornado damage, we’ve rated the tornado an EF-0 with peak wind gusts of 80 mph.
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) July 2, 2019
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) July 1, 2019