Storm triggers flash flooding in Powell Butte area; Brasada Ranch sees damage to homes, golf course, roads

Storms brought flash-flooding in the Powell Butte area Monday evening. Learn more here.

POWELL BUTTE, Ore. (KTVZ) – A strong thunderstorm triggered a flash-flooding event in the Powell Butte area Monday evening, causing some damage to Crook County roads and “significant” damage at Brasada Ranch resort to several homes, a golf course and roads, sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Pendleton issued a special weather statement around 5:30 p.m. advising of a strong thunderstorm being tracked in the area, one of several such alerts as storms moved across the region.

Around 6 p.m., Crook County 911 dispatchers got a report of flooding in the 10000 block of SW Powell Butte Highway, sheriff’s Lt. Mitch Madden said. An area resident said his home and property had been flooded, with damage to the foundation.

There also were social-media reports of flash flooding in the southwest area of Powell Butte.

Deputies and the sheriff’s office emergency manager responded to the area and found minor to moderate flood damage to county roads, Madden said.


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