Possible tornado hits Oregon, causes widespread damage

Courtesy: KOIN
Courtesy: KOIN

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN/WKRN) — A possible tornado caused widespread damage to coastal town of Manzanita, Oregon on Friday morning.

A series of tornado warnings were sent by the National Weather Service before they expired at 10:30 a.m.

PHOTOS: Possible tornado hits Manzanita,Oregon

Pictures showed heavy damage to buildings, homes and trees. No reports of injuries have been made at this time.

A temporary shelter was set up at Calvary Bible Church at 560 Laneda Avenue.

Manzanita’s Chief Building Inspector Doug Dick told News 2’s sister station KOIN 6 News that some buildings have been deemed unsafe. They were continuing inspection throughout the day.

There are unconfirmed reports that at least 80 trees were knocked down by the storm.

The city of Manzanita has declared a state of emergency in order to deal with the cleanup and aftermath.