Tornado causes widespread damage in Oregon town

Tornado forms near houses
A tornado approaches in Manzanita, October 14, 2016 (Julee Ward/Facebook)

(Video courtesy of Julee Ward Photography)

MANZANITA, Ore. (KOIN) – A possible tornado caused widespread damage to coastal town of Manzanita, Oregon, Friday morning.

Pictures showed heavy damage to buildings, homes and trees. There were no reports of injuries.

A series of tornado warnings were sent by the National Weather Service before they expired at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time.

Manzanita declared a state of emergency in order to deal with the cleanup and aftermath. A temporary shelter was set up at a church.

Doug Dick, the Chief Building Inspector for Manzanita, told our Media General sister station KOIN 6 News some buildings have been deemed unsafe. They were continuing inspections throughout the day.

There are unconfirmed reports that at least 80 trees were knocked down.

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