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Flash flood watch issued for burn areas


September 12, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for late Sunday afternoon through just after midnight for the Whitewater and Eagle Creek fire burn areas.

Heavy rain can trigger landslides and debris flows in steep terrain, and the risk is higher in burn areas," says Bill Burns, engineering geologist at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. "Be aware of the landslide hazard, and avoid burn areas."

The watch includes Santiam Pass, Government Camp, Detroit, Corbett, Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River, North Bonneville, Stevenson, Carson, a...

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