Tornado Warning for Parts of Oregon Tuesday
(Aumsville, Oregon) - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a tornado warning for parts of Clackamas and Marion counties, in effect until about 12:30 p.m.
A tornado has been confirmed to have touched down in Aumsville and caused substantial damage to homes and vehicles. As of noon, there are unconfirmed reports of people being trapped in that area. There are reports some are trapped in their cars because of downed power lines.
“At noon, the National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking a tornado over central Marion County, or 19 miles east of Salem, moving northeast at 35 mph,” the NWS said. “Spotters have confirmed a tornado has touched the ground and has caused damage.”
Other locations to look out for include rural central Clackamas County.
The NWS said people in central Marion and central Clackamas county, or those on the road in that area, should find substantial shelter immediately, such as a sturdy building. Those in a mobile home should also find substantial shelter.
Avoid windows and protect yourself from flying debris.