The following is a tornado update posted on Manzanita City Hall’s website.
The City completed removal of trees and woody debris from the public rights-of-way on Sunday. The American Red Cross completed a damage assessment of the 128 homes that were damaged in any observable way by the tornado and wind storm. Electric power has been restored to most buildings by Tillamook PUD. However, several homes will require an electrician to be hired to reinstall the meter box and mast before a new service drop can be reinstalled by Tillamook PUD. Private efforts have been started to raise money for persons whose property was damaged during the storm.
Please see the letter from CARTM which describes what debris may to taken there. It is expected that most property owners will cover the costs of debris removal through their homeowners insurance. The City is looking into options for those property owners who may not be able to afford to deal with the debris.
It is expected that most property owners are dealing with cleanup and repairs through their homeowner’s insurance or commercial business insurance. If property owners are concerned about how their insurance company is dealing with their issues, they may call the Oregon Insurance Commissioner’s office Consumer Advocacy Team at 1-888-877-4894 for information and advice.
In addition, Kevin Jefferies, Liaison to the Oregon Insurance Commissioner’s office will be at Manzanita City Hall on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm to answer questions from Manzanita property owners.
If you are looking for help in repairing your home or business, please see the list of building contractors in Tillamook County.
Map showing damaged homes
Manzanita Tornado Relief
Information, resources and to donate to relief efforts
Manzanita Tornado Relief Facebook Page
Send donations to:
Fulcrum Community Resources/Manzanita Tornado Relief
PO Box 44
Manzanita, OR 97130