PORTLAND, Ore. — After several days of storm warnings, the thaw has begun in the Portland metro area.
There are no current warnings, watches or advisories for the region as of Monday afternoon.
Flooding though is a concern as the temperatures warm and the ice-packed snow melts. Storm drains should be cleared so the thawing ice has somewhere to go besides your property.
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The National Weather Service is warning of hazards on the beaches through early this evening.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT MONDAY...
* WHAT...Sneaker waves possible.
* WHERE...In Washington, South Washington Coast. In Oregon,
North Oregon Coast and Central Oregon Coast.
* WHEN...From Monday morning through Monday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Waves can run up significantly farther on a beach than
normal, including over rocks and jetties. Sneaker waves can
suddenly knock people off of their feet and quickly pull them
into the frigid ocean which may lead to serious injury or
Instructions: Keep children and pets close and away from the surf
zone. Keep off of jetties, rocks and logs near the surf zone. If you
see someone swept into the sea do not swim in after them. Call 911
and keep an eye on them until help arrives. Keep away from large logs
on the beach. Sneaker waves can run up on the beach lifting or rolling
these extremely heavy logs. People have been injured and killed after
being caught under these logs from sneaker wave action.