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Tornado Touches Down in Manzanita

October 14, 2016

A tornado hit Manzanita, Oregon, at about 8:20 a.m. Friday.

“We could see on radar that it looked like probably a waterspout over the ocean, and that continued as it came on shore," Andy Bryant of the National Weather Service said. 

"We did issue a tornado warning for that. And then just within 5 to 10 minutes we saw a report, I believe via Twitter, that there was possible tornado damage in Manzanita.”

Tillamook County Sheriff Andy Long says there has been some structural damage and one person reported windows being blown out.

He said the power is out in some areas and a number of trees have been blown down, but the damage appears to be limited.

Extra staff have been sent to the area to do welfare checks, along with one ambulance.

Friday's weather is expected to be wet and blustery across the Northwest, but wind and rain will pick up Saturday.


Tornado damage in the coastal town of Manzanita, Ore., Oct. 14, 2016.