- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Steady rain has raised the landslide danger in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

The Oregon Department of Geology issued a warning Thursday for slides on saturated slopes in the Coast Range, Willapa Hills, north Oregon Cascades and Columbia River Gorge.

The National Weather Service says rainfall from Thursday through Friday could total 2 to 5 inches on the coast, Coast Range and Cascades and up to 1.5 inches in other parts of the region.

Oregon state geologist Vicki McConnell told The Oregonian (https://bit.ly/1hhSDgv) landslides are common over the winter and most pose little risk. But residents should be aware of the terrain around their homes and where slides have occurred in the past.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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