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LIVE: Heavy rain causes flooding in Washington, Oregon

An atmospheric river dumping heavy rains across western Washington and northern Oregon is causing rivers to flood, resulting in water rescues in the Northwest.

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Evacuation at RV park ends with 20 rescued

Evacuation efforts at an RV Park in Newkowin, Oregon have ended. Coast Guard crews rescued 12 people, and three dogs from the flooded area. Partner agencies rescued eight people and approximately 30 elected to remain in RV park, according to the USGC.

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Cowlitz River flooding closes Washington highway

Cowlitz River flooding on U.S. 12 in Randle has closed the highway in both directions, according to the Washington Department of Transportation.

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Flood alerts continue into Saturday

A flash flood watch is in effect through Saturday from northwest Oregon to northern Washington. Flood warnings are also in effect for areas impacted by flooded rivers.

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Oregon RV park rescue operation continues

The U.S. Coast Guard continues rescue operations at the RV Park in Neskowin, Oregon. Two additional people and two dogs are safe. About 50 people total are being evacuated.

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7 inches of rainfall in some areas

Some areas in higher elevations of the Pacific Northwest have already recorded 7 inches of rain in the past 48 hours. The rain will continue into the weekend.

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Heavy rain moving southeast

According to the NWS Portland, the heavy rain will gradually end Friday evening as it moves from northwest to southeast.

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Video: Water rescue underway in Oregon

Two Coast Guard helicopters are working to rescue 50 people staying at an RV park in Tillamook County, Oregon.

There are no reports of injuries at this time.

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10 people, 1 dog rescued from flooded Oregon RV park

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue is underway for 50 people in Neskowin, Oregon. So far, 10 people and 1 dog have been lifted by helicopters from the flooding threat, according to the USGC Pacific Northwest.

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What is an atmospheric river?

Flooding threats across the Northwest Friday are fueled by what's known as an atmospheric river. The term describes a narrow corridor of concentrated water vapor in the sky, essentially a river of water vapor. When the "river" arrives the area will receive a period of moderate-to-heavy rainfall for up to 48 hours.

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