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November 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
A rain-soaked hillside broke loose in southern Oregon, swallowing up a home and killing the four people inside as flooding closed roads, stranded motorists and forced people from their homes in the western part of the state. A newspaper deliveryman who was swept down the hill by a wall of mud and debris survived.
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January 18, 2000 | Associated Press
A fierce windstorm that battered the Pacific Northwest over the weekend knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, closed highways and killed two men. Wind along the coast gusted to 115 mph Sunday at Cannon Beach, Ore., and 109 mph at Long Beach, Wash., the National Weather Service said. Gusts hitting 81 mph at Netarts, Ore., pushed a house 12 feet off its foundation.
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September 26, 1999 | From Associated Press
A blinding dust storm blowing across a desert stretch of Interstate 84 set off three deadly collisions between semitrailers and cars Saturday that left six dead and at least a dozen injured. Dozens of vehicles were involved in the pileups in the east- and westbound lanes, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, an Oregon State Police spokesman. The Oregon Department of Transportation said two crashes in the westbound lane, each involving semitrailers and passenger vehicles, killed one person each.
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November 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Residents of towns near the ocean found themselves living on an island Friday after torrential rains and swollen rivers closed several highways, virtually cutting two coastal counties off from the rest of the state. The storm, the first major one to hit the Pacific Northwest this fall, was moving out Friday, but flooding continued. Tillamook and Lincoln counties were cut off, forcing evacuations and keeping highways closed.
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December 9, 1993 | From Associated Press
An intense storm slammed into Oregon on Wednesday, knocking out electricity to thousands, snarling traffic and dumping heavy rains and snow. Along the coast, a power line blown down by high winds ignited a fire at a motel in Lincoln City, state police said. Wind gusts reached 87 m.p.h. at the state police office in Newport and 55 m.p.h. at Portland International Airport.
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December 30, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Three days of driving rain and melted snow triggered floods and mudslides in Oregon and Washington, blocking roads and stranding residents, authorities said. As downpour gave way to drizzle Tuesday, the flood waters retreated in this coastal dairy town, reducing pastures to mud and choking roads with tree trunks, tires and other debris. The swollen Wilson River finally dipped below flood stage, and workers cleared away the mudslide debris from busy U.S. Highway 101.
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December 28, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A powerful storm that dumped snow and freezing rain across the Northwest left more than 300,000 homes and businesses without power Friday in Washington and Oregon, halted travel and closed highway passes through the Cascade Range. Downtown Seattle was a virtual ghost town, with almost no traffic and few people. At least three deaths were blamed on the storm. A Portland, Ore.
NEWS
November 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Residents of towns near the ocean found themselves living on an island Friday after torrential rains and swollen rivers closed several highways, virtually cutting two coastal counties off from the rest of the state. The storm, the first major one to hit the Pacific Northwest this fall, was moving out Friday, but flooding continued. Tillamook and Lincoln counties were cut off, forcing evacuations and keeping highways closed.
NEWS
December 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
The Northwest was pummeled by its second major storm in less than a week Sunday as 2 feet of snow, heavy rain and high winds blocked major highways, collapsed roofs and closed the Space Needle. Washington Gov. Mike Lowry declared a state of emergency in 12 counties, citing widespread destruction from freezing rain, snow and flooding. He also activated the National Guard. Blizzard warnings were posted for northwestern Washington, where snow was piled up by bone-chilling 90-mph gusts.
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January 18, 2000 | Associated Press
A fierce windstorm that battered the Pacific Northwest over the weekend knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, closed highways and killed two men. Wind along the coast gusted to 115 mph Sunday at Cannon Beach, Ore., and 109 mph at Long Beach, Wash., the National Weather Service said. Gusts hitting 81 mph at Netarts, Ore., pushed a house 12 feet off its foundation.
NEWS
September 26, 1999 | From Associated Press
A blinding dust storm blowing across a desert stretch of Interstate 84 set off three deadly collisions between semitrailers and cars Saturday that left six dead and at least a dozen injured. Dozens of vehicles were involved in the pileups in the east- and westbound lanes, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, an Oregon State Police spokesman. The Oregon Department of Transportation said two crashes in the westbound lane, each involving semitrailers and passenger vehicles, killed one person each.
NEWS
December 30, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Three days of driving rain and melted snow triggered floods and mudslides in Oregon and Washington, blocking roads and stranding residents, authorities said. As downpour gave way to drizzle Tuesday, the flood waters retreated in this coastal dairy town, reducing pastures to mud and choking roads with tree trunks, tires and other debris. The swollen Wilson River finally dipped below flood stage, and workers cleared away the mudslide debris from busy U.S. Highway 101.
NEWS
December 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
The Northwest was pummeled by its second major storm in less than a week Sunday as 2 feet of snow, heavy rain and high winds blocked major highways, collapsed roofs and closed the Space Needle. Washington Gov. Mike Lowry declared a state of emergency in 12 counties, citing widespread destruction from freezing rain, snow and flooding. He also activated the National Guard. Blizzard warnings were posted for northwestern Washington, where snow was piled up by bone-chilling 90-mph gusts.
NEWS
December 28, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A powerful storm that dumped snow and freezing rain across the Northwest left more than 300,000 homes and businesses without power Friday in Washington and Oregon, halted travel and closed highway passes through the Cascade Range. Downtown Seattle was a virtual ghost town, with almost no traffic and few people. At least three deaths were blamed on the storm. A Portland, Ore.
NEWS
November 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
A rain-weakened section of Interstate 5 collapsed Thursday morning near Roseburg, Ore., leaving a 100-foot-wide, 40-foot-deep sinkhole that swallowed one tractor-trailer and damaged another on the West's main north-south freeway. Both drivers walked away with minor injuries, but another motorist wasn't so lucky. A third truck that swerved to avoid the chasm ran over the foot of the motorist, who had left his pickup truck to wave down traffic. His foot had to be amputated.
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November 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
A rain-soaked hillside broke loose in southern Oregon, swallowing up a home and killing the four people inside as flooding closed roads, stranded motorists and forced people from their homes in the western part of the state. A newspaper deliveryman who was swept down the hill by a wall of mud and debris survived.
NEWS
November 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
A rain-weakened section of Interstate 5 collapsed Thursday morning near Roseburg, Ore., leaving a 100-foot-wide, 40-foot-deep sinkhole that swallowed one tractor-trailer and damaged another on the West's main north-south freeway. Both drivers walked away with minor injuries, but another motorist wasn't so lucky. A third truck that swerved to avoid the chasm ran over the foot of the motorist, who had left his pickup truck to wave down traffic. His foot had to be amputated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1988
There is some more rain on the way, forecasters say, but not a lot of it. Janice Roth, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times, said some drizzle this morning should be followed by some showers tonight and Wednesday as a storm system off the coast of Oregon moves into Southern California. "There should be a few showers in Santa Barbara by Tuesday afternoon and some more in the Los Angeles area by Tuesday night," she said.
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December 9, 1993 | From Associated Press
An intense storm slammed into Oregon on Wednesday, knocking out electricity to thousands, snarling traffic and dumping heavy rains and snow. Along the coast, a power line blown down by high winds ignited a fire at a motel in Lincoln City, state police said. Wind gusts reached 87 m.p.h. at the state police office in Newport and 55 m.p.h. at Portland International Airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1988
There is some more rain on the way, forecasters say, but not a lot of it. Janice Roth, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times, said some drizzle this morning should be followed by some showers tonight and Wednesday as a storm system off the coast of Oregon moves into Southern California. "There should be a few showers in Santa Barbara by Tuesday afternoon and some more in the Los Angeles area by Tuesday night," she said.
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