Oregon flooding forces evacuations

NC_oregonflooding1208_700x394Portland, Ore. — (KGW) Firefighters in Milwaukie used rafts to rescue eight people from their homes after heavy rains hit the Portland area and caused widespread flooding Monday.

Approximately 50 people were forced to evacuate their homes.

More rain is expected Tuesday evening and the National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for most of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington through Wednesday afternoon.

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