PORTLAND, Ore. — Tens of thousands of people were without power across Oregon as a strong low pressure storm rolled in from the Oregon Coast causing strong winds and bringing possible thunderstorms.
A look at the power outage maps for both Portland General Electric and Pacific Power, the two main power companies in Oregon, show that around 1:45 p.m. there were 25,000 Oregonians without power. The number is continuing to climb.
Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Pacific Power reported that power had been restored to its customers.
Several Severe Thunderstorm warnings were issued for SE Washington and Oregon from the NWS as the storm moved inland.
Well, it looks like this low has reached it's lowest pressure at 942.5 mb. Luckily, our buoy 46005 ended up nearly in the center of the low so we were able to watch the pressure decrease this morning.
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) October 24, 2021
An Amtrak Train 11 is delayed south of Kelso due to a downed tree on the tracks.
Coast Starlight Train 11 which departed Seattle (SEA) on 10/ 24 is currently stopped south of Kelso-Longview (KEL) due to a tree on the tracks ahead. Updates to follow as more information becomes available.
— Amtrak Alerts (@AmtrakAlerts) October 24, 2021