Traffic Closures

Road closures in Oregon due to flooding: US 101 will remain closed indefinitely to pedestrians, bicyclists, and all but emergency vehicles approximately 12 miles north of Florence in Lane County (MP 177) where heavy rains, an active landslide, and a failing retaining wall have resulted in damage to the roadway. OR 229 (Siletz Hwy) is … Continue reading »

Emergency Management Offers Flood Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — While officials are preparing roads, they’re also asking residents to prepare themselves in case of an emergency. Lane County Emergency Management says if flooding happens, it’s best to move fast. Being aware of what’s happening on your property can help you avoid getting stuck, should water levels get too high. “We really … Continue reading »

Residents Prepare for Flooding

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Rising rivers are causing concerns for people living along the Mohawk and Siuslaw Rivers. These residents are asked to take caution Saturday night as heavy rain moves through the valley. Although they’re not concerned about water levels getting high enough to flood like it has in previous years, residents say they always … Continue reading »

Buffalo Prepares for Flooding

BUFFALO¬†, NY. (CNN) — Residents in Buffalo are preparing for more severe weather. Last week about 7 feet of snow fell on the area. Sunday the Buffalo area was under a flood warning, as rain started to fall. State and local officials are in emergency mode. They’ve stockpiled nearly 180,000 sandbags to keep the water … Continue reading »

Drywell Elimination Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene says preparations for storms start earlier than the public may realize. In 2012, the city began a Drywell Elimination Program. Drywells have historically been used in areas that don’t have a connected storm water drainage system. The water goes into these underground storage and infiltration structures during a … Continue reading »

Scenic Florida Highway Washed Out

PENSACOLA, Fla.¬†(CNN) — Heavy rains and severe flooding have battered roads in Florida. In Pensacola, the rushing waters caused parts of scenic highway to buckle and collapse. This scene was repeated in several places along this coastal east-west highway route. The National Weather Service says as much as 18 inches of rain fell in the … Continue reading »

Mohawk River Floods Nearby Golf Course

NEAR SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Mohawk River, like many others across Western Oregon were nearing flood stage Saturday night. While the water level was high, a flood warning for the area has been cancelled. But, the water level is still causing some flooding near the river. As water rushes downstream on the Mohawk River, it’s … Continue reading »

Amazon Creek Flooding

EUGENE, Ore. — Heavy downpours Tuesday tested the banks of the Amazon Creek. The Fern Ridge path near 15th Avenue and Chambers Road flooded at the underpass early Tuesday. Eugene Public Works says the pathway was already closed for maintenance. There are a couple of projects the city is working on downstream, but public works … Continue reading »

National Preparedness Month Event

EUGENE, Ore. — The two biggest potential natural disasters faced by Oregonians are flooding and the Cascadia Earthquake, which could strike at any time. Statistics show that many people aren’t prepared for these emergencies, which is why Northwest National is spearheading a statewide effort to educate the public on Saturday. According to the Community Emergency … Continue reading »