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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE

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UA30004. Oct 22, 2021 15:27:54
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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
327 PM PDT FRI OCT 22 2021

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-231400-
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NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
327 PM PDT FRI OCT 22 2021

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SUNDAY TO 5 AM PDT
TUESDAY…
…HIGH SURF WARNING HAS BEEN REPLACED…

* WHAT…COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED.

* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST. IN OREGON,
NORTH OREGON COAST AND CENTRAL OREGON COAST.

* WHEN…FROM 8 PM SUNDAY TO 5 AM PDT TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…MAJOR FLOODING, UP TO ONE FOOT ABOVE GROUND LEVEL,
DURING HIGH TIDES IS EXPECTED ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST AS WELL
AS LOW LYING AREAS NEAR BAYS, SLOUGHS, AND THE LOWER REACHES OF
THE COASTAL RIVERS.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…LARGE WAVES AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS
WITH BREAKERS UP TO 35 FT ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR
IMMINENT. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT
FOR RISING WATER, AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND
PROPERTY.

IF YOU ARE DRIVING AND BECOME TRAPPED IN FLOOD WATER, ABANDON THE
CAR AND MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND ONLY IF THE SURROUNDING WATER IS NOT
MOVING. IF THE WATER IS MOVING, DO NOT LEAVE THE CAR.

EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION ALONG BEACHES. UNPREDICTABLE AND
DESTRUCTIVE WAVES MAY WASH OVER BEACHES, JETTIES AND OTHER
STRUCTURES WITH NO WARNING. BEACH EROSION IS POSSIBLE.

IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON SIMILAR CONDITIONS IN THE PAST HAVE
RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IN RAYMOND, EROSION TO HOMES AND
ROADS NEAR WASHAWAY BEACH ALONG HIGHWAY 105 NEAR NORTH COVE,
AND/OR EROSION TO CAMPSITES NEAR CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT.

IN NORTHWEST OREGON SIMILAR CONDITIONS IN THE PAST HAVE RESULTED
IN SEVERE EROSION NEAR THE SOUTH JETTY OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER IN
CLATSOP COUNTY, AND/OR FLOODING IN SEASIDE, CANNON BEACH,
NESKOWIN, AND/OR THE PACIFIC CITY AIRPORT.

ON THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST SIMILAR CONDITIONS IN THE PAST HAVE
RESULTED IN SEVERE EROSION IN NESKOWIN AND/OR YACHATS, AND
FLOODING IN LINCOLN CITY.

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** Update: Officer Sam Whisler Celebration of Life to be held July 21, 2021

UPDATE:  Previous versions streaming link was incorrect.  The correct streaming link is listed below —

The Celebration of Life Service for Officer Sam Whisler is open to the public and will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM, at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center, 415 1st Ave, Seaside Oregon 97138.  The service will be livestreamed as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DORgEyzGsF4

Procession:

A motorcade procession involving family and emergency response vehicles, in honor of Officer Whisler, is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m. The procession includes law enforcement, firefighters and family.  Members of the public are encouraged to show their support by lining the streets along the main route which is as follows:

16th and Marine, West to Roundabout

Highway 101 South to Camp Rilea

Highway 101 South from Camp Rilea to Seaside

Broadway St. West to N. Columbia St.

N. Columbia St. North to First Ave.

First Ave. East to Convention Center Entrance

Officer Sam Whisler Memorial Route

During the procession, area travelers should be prepared for temporary road closures, traffic congestion and delays along the route, especially on Hwy 101 and in the downtown Seaside core.

If you are planning on driving in these areas between the hours of 11:00 am through 1:00 pm for the procession or shortly after the estimated end of the ceremony at about 2:30 pm, we encourage you to take an alternative route or delay traveling until the event has ended.

Public Attendance: Members of the public attending the event are encouraged to carpool, walk, ride a bicycle or take a shuttle. Parking in the immediate area of the Convention Center will be limited.  Shuttle Service will be offered to and from the Convention Center.  Shuttle pick up and drop off locations will be located at  North Coast Christian Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Rd., Seaside, Broadway Field, 1400 Broadway St., Seaside and American Legion Seaside, 1315 Broadway St., Seaside.  Please avoid bringing bags into the venue other than purses or other small bags with personal belongings.  Any bags brought into the venue will be subject to search for the safety of the event.

Additional Information:

For additional information regarding Officer Sam Whisler please visit https://www.astoria.or.us/Officer_Sam_Whisler_.aspx

Astoria Police participate in National Distracted Driver Month

During the month of April, the Astoria Police Department participated in National Distracted Driver Month enhanced enforcement activities.  During April, the Astoria Police Department in conjunction with Oregon Impact deployed additional officers to enforce the distracted driver law and educate the public on the law and the dangers of distracted driving.

During the enhanced enforcements, officers contacted drivers who were in violation of Oregon’s distracted driver law.  Officers participating in the enhanced enforcements were stopping and contacting an average of two drivers per hour.  During these contacts officers took the time to explain the distracted law and the reason for this law to the driver and their passengers.

With the help of Oregon Impact the Astoria Police Department will be continuing this type of enhanced enforcements throughout the year.  It is the hope of the Astoria Police Department that by having this type of focused enforcement the number of drivers that drive distracted will be reduced as well as the number of crashes involving these drivers and innocent motorists.

Winter Weather Advisory

NORTH OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, PACIFIC CITY, RAYMOND, LONG BEACH, OCEAN PARK, NASELLE,
CATHLAMET, AND CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT
437 AM PST THU FEB 11 2021

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
OF UP TO ONE INCH AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND TWO TENTHS
OF AN INCH. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH.

* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST. IN OREGON,
NORTH OREGON COAST.

* WHEN…FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON PST FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…PLAN ON ICE AND SNOW COVERED ROADS. CHALLENGING
DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE THURSDAY EVENING AND FRIDAY
MORNING COMMUTES. GUSTY WINDS AND ICE COULD BRING DOWN TREE
BRANCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

$ $

COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-WILLAPA HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VERNONIA, JEWELL, SUNSET SUMMIT,
LEES CAMP, TRASK, WILLAPA, FRANCES, AND RYDERWOOD
437 AM PST THU FEB 11 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON
PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…HEAVY MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF 0.25 TO
0.50 INCHES. HIGHEST ICE ACCUMULATION ALONG COAST RANGE VALLEYS. WINDS
GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH.

* WHERE…IN WASHINGTON, WILLAPA HILLS. IN OREGON, COAST RANGE
OF NORTHWEST OREGON.

* WHEN…FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON PST FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…POWER OUTAGES AND TREE DAMAGE ARE LIKELY DUE TO THE
ICE. TRAVEL WILL BE CHALLENGING AT TIMES. GUSTY WINDS AND ICE COULD
BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN
YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

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