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National Weather Service Portland (NWS) issued three water related warnings early Monday morning calling for heavy rains and likely flooding for the Central Oregon Coast.

NWS’ “Hydrologic Outlook” alert says heavy rain is likely to begin late Monday evening and will continue through Wednesday with the possibility of two to four inches for coastal areas. The heaviest rains are predicted for Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

According to NWS, Flooding of creeks and rivers draining the Oregon Coast Range is of primary concern. Floods and debris flows in recently burned areas is also possible for areas affected by the Echo Mountain Complex Fire.

NWS also issued Flood Watch and Coastal Flood advisories effective through Wednesday morning. Landslides and urban flooding are possible. Tidal overflow flooding up to 1.5 feet above ground level during high tides is expected in low lying areas near bays, sloughs and lower reaches of coastal rivers.

Minor erosion has occured in the past and is possible on Highway 101 between Lincoln Beach and Depoe Bay.

NWS said an update would be available Monday afternoon.

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