FEMA Denies Flood Damage Assistance to Lane County

March 19, 2012 By Nha Nguyen LANE COUNTY, Ore. — FEMA aid money isn’t headed to Lane County. The news reached the emergency management office late last Friday, much to everyone’s disappointment. Victims of January’s floods had high hopes federal aid would help alleviate the financial burden of rebuilding their homes. Now they’re left looking … Continue reading »

Flooding Damages Scio Farmers’ Fields

February 5, 2012 By Heather Turner SCIO, Ore. — The rain has stopped, the floods receded, but now many farmers have to deal with the aftermath. In Scio, farmers there were among the hardest hit. Usually the hazelnut orchard at Jason Whitehead Farms would be clear and the ground would be flat, but after all … Continue reading »

Students Help Noti Family with Flood Clean-up

February 2, 2012 By Lauren Mickler NOTI, Ore. — Lane County flood clean-up continues. Willamette Leadership Academy students pitched in to help one of their own. They have been helping with flood recovery projects all over the community. On Thursday, they worked on a project here in Noti at the Blains. What teenager doesn’t like … Continue reading »

Nonprofit to Aid Benton County Flood Victims

February 2, 2012 By Heather Turner BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — A Corvallis pastor is leading the charge to help area flood victims get the assistance they need to get back on their feet. When Mary’s River overflowed, it flooded the entire pasture and barn at C Bar G Farms, making Julie Warden unable to continue her … Continue reading »

Local Residents Waiting for FEMA Flood Help

February 1, 2012 By Lauren Mickler NOTI, Ore. — FEMA is coming to town to take a closer look at flood damages and evaluate whether Lane County deserves a presidential emergency declaration. The in-depth evaluation process is just beginning and while the county waits for help, so do residents. Reports show only about 200 households … Continue reading »

Alsea River Corridor Boat Ramps Damaged by Flooding

January 31, 2012 By Heather Turner BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — Benton County natural areas and parks managers warn boaters: watch out for damaged ramps along the Alsea River. They say the recent storms caused water levels to hit well past the flood stage along the Alsea River corridor, but when the waters receded, they left … Continue reading »

Mapleton Residents Begin Cleaning Up After Floods

January 25, 2012 By Lauren Mickler MAPLETON, Ore. — The Siuslaw River almost reached flood stage again after more than two inches of rain fell Tuesday. Wednesday, the river level was back down to 15 feet and neighbors used the dry weather to their advantage. The Barrongs took in the damage at their home for … Continue reading »

Human Alterations Contribute to River Flooding, Impact Fish Life

January 24, 2012 By Heather Turner CORVALLIS, Ore. — All of this flooding isn’t just damaging some homes and yards, but it’s also affecting the fish that live in our rivers. Oregon State University river ecologists say decades of human alterations on Oregon’s river systems has contributed to worsening the flooding conditions, which they say … Continue reading »

Two Adults, Dogs Rescued from Flooded Albany House

January 20, 2012 ALBANY, Ore. — Two people and two dogs were rescued from their flooded home Friday morning. Right before 8 a.m., Albany firefighters were called to a home on SW 15th. Officials say water rose overnight so high that the people inside couldn’t leave. The four of them were taken by boat to … Continue reading »

Woman Rescued from Submerged Car

January 20, 2012 CORVALLIS, Ore. — A woman was rescued after calling 911 from on top of her flooded car. Corvallis Police say the 35-year-old woman said she had driven her Ford Mustang in four feet of water on Old River Road in southern Benton County. They say her the current swept her car 300 … Continue reading »

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