Storm downs trees, gives scare on Oregon coast

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Strong winds on the Oregon coast gave several residents quite a scare.

Tim Painter tells KGW-TV (http://bit.ly/rZyQK8) a large tree came crashing through the roof of his motor home in the Necanicum Valley Tuesday night and narrowly missed his girlfriend. He says the couple "ran for our lives."

Another mobile home was knocked off its supports by powerful winds, but neighbor Jean Nordmark says luckily no one was home.

Stormy weather knocked out power to nearly 3,000 people in Cannon Beach and also toppled trees in the town. In Seaside, high water forced officials to restrict U.S. Highway 101. Near Grand Ronde, workers removed about 25 trees that fell across Highway 18 and reopened the roadway to traffic.

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Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/