Oregon Rains Hitting Hard

Real Estate Agent with The Kelly Group Real Estate

Oregon's winter weather is no secret to most Americans. There is rain, so much rain... And today, Oregon's renown precipitation is really wreaking havoc! Today, McMinnville, Amity, Dayton, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamina and Gaston were among the first to close schools. Road closures this morning began with a portion of Highway 18, Highway 99W, and Highway 47 north of Yamhill among others.

Whats more, the McMinnville Fire Department started a sandbag station at 1900 NE Riverside Dr. Sheridan also opened a sandbag filling station today at 2pm. Find a list of Clackamas County sandbag stations here.

In Portland, flooding is causing MAX delays as well as localized landslides. Clackamas County opened its Emergency Operations Center as well to field questions (503-655-8224).

As rain is forecast to continue throughout the week, residents are advised not to drive or enter any flooded area. Please be careful out there and drive safely!

Flood watch will remain effective through Wednesday afternoon with areas in the valley forecast to receive three to five inches of rain while parts of the Cascades are forecast to receive up to twelve inches.


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Comments (1)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you will not experience any flooding.

We are having very foggy weather in Maryland today.

Dec 09, 2015 01:34 AM
Kelly Hagglund

Hi Roy Kelley, there is still a lot of flooding throughout Oregon and Newberg hasn't been an exception! Fortunately, we haven't seen the flooding the Portland Metro Area has experienced. My heart goes out to the residents there that had to be evacuated or experienced property damage. We aren't out of the rain yet! Hope it clears up in Maryland for you!!

Dec 09, 2015 02:08 AM