WATCH: Waterspout Comes Ashore and Destroys Buildings in Manzanita on Oregon Coast
The National Weather Service reported tornado damage in Manzanita at 8:25 am. According to local news outlets reports about two blocks of downtown were hit by the tornado. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
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Posted by WeatherNation on Friday, 14 October 2016
City manager Jerry Taylor told ABC 10 Manzanita has a permanent population of about 620 people. Many people own second homes there.
“Many of our houses, especially this time of year, are not occupied,” Taylor said.
The weather service said the tornado warning expired at 10:30 a.m.
The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Calvary Bible Church, located at 560 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.
“I haven’t seen anything like this in my 20 years here. Maybe a small waterspout 20 years ago,” Taylor said.