Slow-moving landslide prompts evacuations in Oregon

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon say a slow-moving landslide has prompted evacuation orders for two apartment buildings south of Portland.

Residents of 10 apartments at the Berryhill Townhouses and Apartments in Oregon City, about 13 miles south of Portland, have been told to evacuate by 5 p.m. Monday. The order comes as city officials have been monitoring slide activity on a hill there since Dec. 14.

In addition, residents of the lower section of the Forest Edge Apartments nearby have been asked to leave voluntarily and go stay with friends or relatives. Police said a mandatory evacuation order is possible there as well.

Officials asked residents to take essential items such as medicine and financial and legal documents. The city and county fire officials say they will help residents evacuate.