2012 Flooding Compared to 1996 Floods

January 20, 2012 By Melissa Frey WILLAMETTE VALLEY, Ore. — Sights of flooding across western Oregon are reminding many of what they went through back in February of 1996. Only two natural disasters in the past 30 years have caused more than a billion dollars in damage to Oregon and they were both floods. The … Continue reading »

Water Receding in Corvallis, New Concern is Wind

January 20, 2012 By Holly Menino CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis residents didn’t get a break from the rain, but they did get a break from the flooding. As the high waters recede, there’s a new concern many are worried about. The high water is receding in Corvallis, but not before it did some serious damage. … Continue reading »

Mapleton Residents Take Stock of Flood Damage

January 20, 2012 By Lauren Mickler MAPLETON, Ore. — Rescue crews say they visited at least 40 different homes and made six rescues during Thursday’s flooding in Mapleton. On Friday, water levels were lower, but stress was still high as the rain continued and residents attempted to recover. Bert says he would kayak right up … Continue reading »

Mohawk River Receding

January 20, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson MOHAWK, Ore. — People living in the Mohawk valley area are breathing a little easier Friday night. The river is receding. Most of the roads that were closed in that area are back open, and homeowners who evacuated are already coming back. As the the Mohawk River rose, Anne … Continue reading »

Crews Perform Water Rescues in Lane County

January 19, 2012 By Brian Richardson NOTI, Ore. — This massive storm system is testing history and emergency crews. Many homes along Highway 126 look more like islands. Rescue crews spent a good portion of their morning making a special trip for those who needed help. Lane County Fire District 1 responded off Poodle Road. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Undergoes Flooding and Landslides

January 19, 2012 By Holly Menino CORVALLIS, Ore. — The city of Corvallis is under a declaration of emergency disaster. Heavy rains and melting snow caused flooding and landslides that have led to evacuations. It’s a sight rarely seen in Corvallis. “Never, never. I’ve lived here my whole life and never seen this,” said Drew … Continue reading »

Western Oregon Experiences Extreme Flooding

January 19, 2012 It is the worst flooding anyone has seen since the floods of 1996. The rain over the last few days has triggered landslides, sent rivers and creeks over their banks, and had emergency crews scrambling to rescue people from homes surrounded by water. The Mohawk River spilled over its banks early Thursday … Continue reading »

Long Tom River Floods Camp Lutherwood

January 19, 2012 By Jessica Debbas CHESHIRE, Ore. — The steady rain is causing the Long Tom River near Highway 36 to overflow into several neighboring properties. Residences bordering the Long Tom River from Junction City to Triangle Lake know the river has the potential for flooding, but they never expect it to get this … Continue reading »

Mapleton Residents Hit Hard by Floods

January 19, 2012 By Lauren Mickler MAPLETON, Ore. — Mapleton is one of those areas always hit hardest during floods, but this is one of the worst situations residents there have seen in years. “I’ve never seen the water this high, we’ve lost a dumpster that has apparently drifter down river,” said Randy Swedberg. Sedberg … Continue reading »

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