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Biggest Seas since last Spring

Attention mariners: It appears increasingly likely some of the biggest seas since last winter/spring are in store for the second half of the work week along the north Oregon and south Washington coast. Expect seas to climb abruptly into the teens on Wednesday. 15-20 ft seas certainly appear possible Thursday through Saturday. Please follow and like […]

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Man drowns at Nehalem Bay State Park after being swept out by rip current

By Samantha Swindler | The Oregonian/OregonLive A swimmer died at Nehalem Bay State Park Friday evening after being swept out to sea by a rip current. According to the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Volodymyr Kravchenko, 38, from Vancouver, Washington, drowned at around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2. He was camping with family at the park on […]

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EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI PREPAREDNESS

Tip of the Week for July 22 from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon Previously, we’ve covered ways you can prepare your family in case of disasters. This week we want to help you be prepared for two specific disasters that can occur on the Oregon Coast. Prepare for the Next Quake or Tsunami. Some people think […]

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Rising Tide Triggers Oregon Coast Guard Rescue

by KATU News hursday, June 13th 2019 CANNON BEACH, Ore. – U.S. Coast Guard crews had to airlift a man to safety Wednesday night after he ended up stranded on a rock piling in Ecola State Park.  MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River – US Coast Guard image Officials say the Coast Guard Sector […]

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More gray whales wash up dead on west coast beaches during northern migration

Tom Banse  Oregon Public Broadcasting Published 11:47 AM EDT Apr 26, 2019 An unusually large number of gray whales are washing up dead on their northbound migration past the Oregon and Washington coasts this year. The peak stranding time for gray whales in the Pacific Northwest is normally April, May and June. But the federal agency NOAA […]

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Oregon woman ‘crushed’ by log after sneaker wave hits beach recovering in the hospital

by KATU Staff Monday, March 25th 2019 MANZANITA, Ore. — A woman is in the hospital with more than a dozen broken ribs and a broken tailbone after fire officials say she was crushed by a log that was carried by a sneaker wave along the Oregon coast.  A family friend tells KATU News that Heathyr Croasmun, 44, […]