Rain, floods prompt Coast Guard rescues in Pacific Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities used two helicopters and a rescue swimmer to remove 20 people and three dogs from rising waters at an RV park on the Oregon Coast on Friday as heavy rains in the Pacific Northwest caused rivers and creeks to overflow their banks.

The Coast Guard said on Twitter that about 30 people chose to stay put at the RV Park about 90 miles southwest of Portland.

Flood warnings were in place Friday in western Washington and Oregon as heavy rains caused landslides, road closures and flooding in the Pacific Northwest.

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