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Vernonia under flood warning, residents prepare for possible evacuations

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Vernonia Rural Fire Protection District sent out a notice to residents to prepare for possible evacuations if they live near the Nehalem River, Rock Creek, or any low lying areas.

VRFPD said no evacuations as of 10:30 p.m.

There is a mudslide on the Scappoose-Vernonia Highway at milepost 5 which is closed.

VRFPD said there are also major issues with water runoff and storm drains overflowing resulting in 1-2 inches of water in several business along Main St. in downtown Vernonia.

Vernonia residents are asked to take the necessary precautions. Keep an eye on your neighbors who live in low lying areas, and be prepared in the event that an evacuation notice is issued for your specific location.

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