Sinkhole swallows car, multiple homes evacuated due to landslide - KPTV - FOX 12

Sinkhole swallows car, multiple homes evacuated due to landslide in Newport

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NEWPORT, OR (KPTV) -

Heavy rain is causing major damage to the Lincoln County area.

Lincoln County Emergency Management has confirmed four homes have been damaged in the area. People living in four other homes have been forced to evacuate.

They also confirm a car fell into a sinkhole that opened up in a garage at home located in the 300 block of NE 70th in Newport.

Firefighters responding to the sinkhole found an active landslide and evacuated a total of four homes.

Lincoln Co. Emergency Management said power will be shut off in that area.

They are also dealing with an event in Yachats, where a creek has diverted and got into a home's foundation. That home has also been evacuated.

FOX 12 will update this story with new information as it becomes available.

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