Tornado hits Oregon town, causes widespread damage

Tornado damage in Manzanita, October 14, 2016 (Facebook/Steve Jackson)
Tornado damage in Manzanita, October 14, 2016 (Facebook/Steve Jackson)

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A possible tornado caused widespread damage to coastal town of Manzanita on Friday morning.

Pictures showed heavy damage to buildings, homes and trees. There were no reports of injuries.

A series of tornado warnings were sent by the National Weather Service before they expired at 10:30 a.m.

Manzanita declared a state of emergency in order to deal with the cleanup and aftermath. A temporary shelter were set up at Calvary Bible Church at 560 Laneda Avenue.

Doug Dick, the Chief Building Inspector for Manzanita said some buildings have been deemed unsafe. They were continuing inspection throughout the day.

There are unconfirmed reports that at least 80 trees were knocked down.

KOIN 6 News is in Manzanita. Click here for their coverage.