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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NW Oregon

Stay away from your windows, and prepare for loss of electricity.

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The National Wether Service in Portland has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING.

At 10:58 a.m. PT the National Weather Service observing equipment indicated a line of severe thunderstorms producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. These storms were located along a line extending from 7 miles south of Monmouth to near Creswell and moving northeast at 45 mph.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... EUGENE... SALEM... CORVALLIS... ALBANY... SPRINGFIELD... LEBANON... INDEPENDENCE... CRESWELL... JEFFERSON... TURNER... BROWNSVILLE... WALTERVILLE... SOUTH LEBANON... NORTH SPRINGFIELD... MARCOLA... FOUR CORNERS... MARION... MILLERSBURG... TANGENT AND COBURG.

Instructions: THESE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS...DEADLY LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. WIND DAMAGE WITH THIS STORM WILL OCCUR WELL AHEAD OF ANY RAIN OR LIGHTNING. DO NOT WAIT FOR THE SOUND OF THUNDER BEFORE TAKING COVER. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

NORTHEASTERN BENTON COUNTY IN WESTERN OREGON... NORTH CENTRAL LANE COUNTY IN WESTERN OREGON... WESTERN LINN COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN OREGON... SOUTHWESTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN OREGON... SOUTHEASTERN POLK COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN OREGON...

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