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Tillamook County Emergency Management
Saturday January 11th, 2020 :: 02:47 p.m. PST

Alert

High Surf Warning until 08:00PM

* WHAT...Large waves and dangerous surf conditions. Surf heights near 25 to 30 ft.

* WHERE...In Washington, South Washington Coast. In Oregon, North Oregon Coast and Central Oregon Coast.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM PST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Destructive waves may wash over beaches, jetties, and other structures unexpectedly. People can be swept off rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Severe beach erosion may destroy coastal properties and buildings. Higher than normal water run-up is expected on beaches and low- lying shoreline.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Sneaker waves can run up on the beach, lifting or rolling logs which can lead to serious injury or death.

* AFFECTED AREAS: NORTH OREGON COAST ... SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST ... CENTRAL OREGON COAST

Instructions:

A High Surf Watch means that high surf may affect beaches, producing rip currents, sneaker waves and beach erosion. Stay well back from the water's edge and be alert for exceptionally high waves. Keep away from large logs on the beach. Water running up on the beach can lift or roll logs which can injure or kill someone caught in their path.

Address/Location
Tillamook County Emergency Management
5995 Long Prairie Rd
Tillamook, OR 97141

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 503-842-3412

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Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
High Surf Warning

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