- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

PORT ORFORD, Ore. (AP) - A storm on the southern coast of Oregon forced a temporary evacuation of Port Orford.

The World newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/1xpGYSu ) the storm hammered the town’s port on Saturday, destroying small buildings and driving heavy waves crashing over the dock.

After sandbags did not stop the waves, port authorities sent some fishermen and sightseers to the dry bluff above the port.

No injuries were reported. The power of the waves did destroy a well-known seafood restaurant and mini-museum, as well as about 60 feet of the boulder jetty jutting out into the bay.

As the storm subsided, the port was reopened. Boats moored at the dock seemed unscathed.



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