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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 07:16 AM

State agency issues landslide alert for much of Oregon

PORTLAND, Oregon -- State officials are urging Oregon residents to be alert for landslides across much of the state with recent heavy rains and flooding.

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries said Monday afternoon that heavy rain can trigger landslides and debris flows in steep terrain and that the risk is higher in burn areas.

The agency says debris flows move quickly and are extremely destructive landslides containing boulders and logs and that they can move faster than a person can run.

Officials say people should stay alert, track flooding and travel with extreme caution.

Read more: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article229009149.html

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Kittycow Apr 2019 #1

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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 07:36 AM

1. Thanks for the heads up!

I've been ignoring all the news lately except for scanning the headlines to have a mental health break.

I knew there was heavy rain and flooding in some Oregon areas but I didn't know it was that bad.

I'll be sure to let my trucker husband know since I think he might have some dicey areas to drive through this week. His company sucks at communication so if they did issue a driver warning, the drivers are typically the last to know!

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