Looking Back to the Snowy March 21, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. — Although western Oregon isn’t well known for having big snow storms, we’re no strangers to them either. In fact, just this winter we had two significant winter storms with more than six inches of snow right here in Eugene, but those were winter storms, not spring storms and for us to see … Continue reading »

Residents, City & County Prepare for Floods

March 30, 2012 By Heather Turner BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — A flood advisory is in effect all over the mid-Valley.  Corvallis and Benton County leaders say they expect river and creek levels either come close to, or hit, the same levels as during the January floods. With the rain still coming down, this is the … Continue reading »

Snow Topples Trees, Causes Crashes around Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Snow didn’t just fall all over Lane County. Benton County up north got its fair share too. Corvallis Public Works and Parks and Rec crews were busy all day Wednesday cleaning up fallen trees caused by the storms. “Heavy snows, tree came down, as far as we know we’ve got two houses … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Files Disaster Assistance Appeal

March 20, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber is appealing FEMA’s decision to deny Lane County individual damage assistance for flood victims. FEMA has 30 days to respond to the governor’s request to reconsider assistance for those affected by the mid-January floods. FEMA denied assistance based on a number of factors, … Continue reading »

Lane County Looks to Update Hazard Mitigation Prep Plan

By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County says it learned some lessons after January’s floods, and it’s looking to prevent the damage from being as widespread next time. Every five years, Lane County Emergency Management submits a plan to FEMA.  The emergency agency approved the plan, pending approval from county commissioners, which is expected to be … Continue reading »