Volunteers in Oregon Gather to Assess Damage from Tornado on Coast

October 18, 2016

Volunteers who worked to keep residents safe when a tornado ripped through a coastal Oregon town are now assessing the damage.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that no one was hurt or killed by the tornado that ripped through Manzanita late last week and the storms that continued through Saturday evening.

But Linda Kozlowski, president of the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay, says there was significant damage.

The storm tripped up about a third of the city’s trees and damaged 128 or its 600 homes. Five are damaged beyond repair.

tornadoManzanita has a small population of year-round residents, but 75 percent of the homes are owned by vacationers. People from all over the country are calling City Hall to find out if their house was hit.

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