The National Weather Service reported rainfall in Astoria Thursday at 1.65 inches, a record for the date.

Astoria Public Works Director Mitch Mitchum said the city has received about 5.4 inches of rain since Monday, which is "pretty impressive," but nothing that the city's stormwater system hasn't been able to handle.

He said the rain doesn't appear to have had any immediate impact on the earth movement in the Uppertown area. The hillside is already saturated, he said, so the new rain is just running off through sewers and natural drainage.

"What the long term effect is is harder to know," he said.

He said readings on the movement will be taken today and will be available at the next Astoria City Council meeting.

- Andrew Adams


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