Heavy rain causes flooding on Hillsboro Roads


We won't dry out until midweek

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Though a repeat of Sunday’s storms and tornado is unlikely, an unsettled system brought heavy rain and thunderstorms to parts of the KOIN 6 viewing area.

Heavy rain caused flooding on major streets in Hillsboro well into Monday night.

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue helped a stranded driver in that area after they got stuck in waist-deep water on the road.

At least 5 cars that became stuck in the water had to be towed out at Cornell Road and Stucki Avenue.

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue helped a stranded driver after they got stuck in waist deep water in Hillsboro on September 9, 2019. (Hillsboro Fire)

“The water was coming slowly, then it raised to my window, so I tried to start my car and it wasn’t starting,” said Wani Mohammad Ahmadzai, whose car got stuck.

Hillsboro police tweeted that Officer Tate waded into waist-deep water on NE Stuck Avenue near Cornell Road to clear a storm drain, allowing the floodwater to recede there.

Police warned drivers to stay away from high water.

High water on NE Evergreen Parkway in Hillsboro on September 9, 2019. (Hillsboro PD)

“We have had a nice summer but the rainy season has started,” Lt. Dan O’Loughlin said. “Our recommendation — a couple of things, if you have roads that are impassable, please do not go through them. It is just a safety issue and our concern is for your safety.”

Northeast Evergreen Parkway was closed between Northeast John Olsen Road and Northeast Aloclceck Drive until 12:30 a.m.

Beaverton police said a driver rolled over on the on-ramp of Northwest Cornell Road to Highway 26 due to wet roads. No one was hurt.

A flood advisory was also issued in Clark County until 9 p.m. There were reports of possible flooding in Battle Ground, Hockinson, Venersborg, Meadow Glade, Five Corners, Orchards, Brush Prairie, Salmon Falls, Alpin and on SR 503 between mile markers 2 and 7.

More than 1.5 inches of rain in Astoria fell since midnight, setting a record for them. Tillamook had close to an inch.

Most of Oregon will see some more rain but where you are will determine how much you get. The bulk of it through Tuesday will happen in the Willamette Valley, where Salem could see about eight-tenths of an inch of rain by 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The storms on Sunday produced a confirmed tornado, the National Weather Service said. The twister that hit the Plumper Pumpkin Patch off Old Cornelius Pass Road was an EF-O, the NWS said.

Their sheds were battered and picnic tables were toppled over and the pumpkin patch itself experienced some property damage. The owners said their solar panels and corn maze were also torn up.

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