<p>In this Dec. 7, 2015, file photo, drivers wade through high waters after Johnson Creek in Southeast Portland flooded. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington through Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.</p>
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In this Dec. 7, 2015, file photo, drivers wade through high waters after Johnson Creek in Southeast Portland flooded. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington through Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Credit: <p>Bryan M. Vance</p>

Flood Waters Hit Northwest Oregon And Southwest Washington

The National Weather Service in Portland issued a flood warning for areas in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

In Oregon, Washington County, southwestern Columbia County and northwestern Multnomah County are all being hit with heavy rain.

In Washington, west-central Clark County and south-central Cowlitz County are also both under a flood warning. 

Will Ahue with the National Weather Service's Portland office said the agency has been getting reports of flooding mainly in the western Washington County area in places like Forest Grove and Cornelius. 

"Right now we're just seeing a band of heavy, steady rain just sitting over the area which is definitely going to exacerbate the issues," Ahue said. 

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"We're expecting this band to slide south in the morning hours into this afternoon, but for a good portion of the morning, the band hasn't moved a whole lot," he said. "So, unfortunately, those areas that are getting hit hardest with the rain right now will probably continually get hit hard for a little while longer."

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