PORTLAND -- Down south in San Antonio, Joshua Greene survived two years of the worst drought in state history. He drove to Portland to escape the heat and experience some rain, but shortly after arriving at his friend's house on SW Slavin Sunday morning, a huge maple tree took out his Toyota truck.
"My buddy lives right there and we were unloading stuff and just hanging out for a minute," Greene said. "Then we heard a smashing sound."
A few miles west, a big section of a fungus-filled apple tree gave way, crashing into the porch of a home right along the busy Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.
There were also reports of other trees falling around the Portland Metro area during Sunday morning's rain.
Arborists blame unusually high rain totals for the tree problems. Saturday night's rain gave Portland 4.08 inches for the month, making it the second wettest June on record.
Greene said his truck was totaled. The vacationing school teacher said he'll stay Portland a few days, buy a new truck and then head for even more rain in the Olympic National Park.
"I've been in national forests and parks for three weeks straight and not a single branch fell," he said. "I get to Portland and within an hour my truck is crushed."
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