PORTLAND – Rainfall records for September were shattered throughout western Oregon and southwest Washington over the weekend, with power outages continuing through Monday morning.
The series of storms led to 5.06 inches of rainfall this month at Portland International Airport, mostly over the last weekend. The previous record was 4.3 inches in 1986, with normal rainfall at 1.5 inches.
At PDX, .13 inches of rain fell Friday, followed by 1.25 inches on Saturday and 1.44 inches on Sunday.
Astoria has had 10.5 inches, with the previous record of 8.7 inches going back to 1906. Eugene has had 6.2 inches, topping the 5.2 inches that fell in 1927. Vancouver has had five inches, just barely passing the record of 4.9 inches in 1911.
Thousands were still without power around the state as high winds and rain brought down trees and power lines. At one point, close to 25,000 people were without power in the Portland Metro area as crews from PGE struggled to restore power.
A mudslide closed down Highway 43 in Lake Oswego late Sunday evening in both directions. Police hadn't received any reports of injuries.
A tree fell onto the roadway at Northeast 46th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Monday morning, two trees were still down along Marine Drive.
Wind blew a tree into an electrical transformer near Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Southeast 20th Avenue, knocking out power to traffic signals and business Saturday evening.
At the peak of the storm, about 125,000 utility customers were without power. Monday morning, PGE reported outages in the Gresham, Damascus and Canby area.
Anyone experiencing power outages can check Portland General Electric's outage map or call 503-464-7777 in Portland. For other areas call 877-508-5088.
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