Dec 202014
 

9:27pm
Fire alarm going at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Fire units enroute.

9:48pm
Doesn’t sound like there’s anything on fire. Building maintenance person is enroute to the center.

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 Posted by at 9:29 PM
Dec 202014
 

5:35pm
The Flood Warning continues for the Siletz River at Siletz. WARNING NWS SWS
* From this afternoon to Sunday evening or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 4:00pm Saturday the stage was 16.3 feet / 19500 cfs.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet and flood flow is 19000 cfs.
* Forecast: this river will crest around 18.0 feet around 10:00pm Saturday. After the crest, this river is forecast to fall below flood stage Sunday afternoon.
* Impact: above 18 feet, expect minor flooding of the small housing development near Milepost 8 down stream from Mack Landing. Widespread lowland and pasture land flooding also occurs at this level. Flooding may be exacerbated during high tide.

The Flood Warning continues for the Alsea River near Tidewater.
* From late tonight to Monday morning or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 5:00pm Saturday the stage was 14.0 feet / 13100 cfs.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet and flood flow is 19500 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast: this river will rise above flood stage around 3:00am Sunday and is expected to crest near 19.5 feet around 4:00pm Sunday.
* Impact: above 18 feet, expect minor flooding of low-lying pasture land, roads, and a few structures close to the river.

The Flood Warning continues for the Siuslaw River near Mapleton.
* Until Monday morning or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 5:00pm Saturday the stage was 17.5 feet / 21300 cfs.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet and flood flow is 22400 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast: this river will rise above flood stage around 6:00pm Saturday and is expected to crest near 21.4 feet around 10:00am Sunday.
* Impact: above 20.0 feet, expect water over East Mapleton Road. Flooding of some low-lying homes and structures begins. Flooding may be exacerbated by high tide.

River levels, flood stages and forecasts are available on a real-time map here.

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 Posted by at 5:36 PM
Dec 202014
 

A large hillside retaining wall appears to be weakening above Highway 101 roughly 12 miles north of Florence. ODOT has completely shut 101 down pending a geologic assessment of the situation.

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 Posted by at 3:52 PM
Dec 202014
 

WARNING NWS SWS3:40pm – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for minor tidal overflow, in effect from 9:00am to 3:00pm Sunday, for the South Washington Coast and North and Central Oregon Coast . A High Surf Advisory remains in effect until 7:00pm this evening for the South Washington Coast and North and Central Oregon Coast.

* Seas and Surf: seas will remain around 20 feet through this evening with periods around 16 seconds. Waves will slowly subside to around 17 feet late this evening. Swells of this magnitude will produce dangerous surf conditions.

* Tides: the observed high tide during the late morning on Sunday is expected to reach around 11 feet at Toke Point, Washington and between 10 feet and 11 feet for Astoria and South Beach (Newport), Oregon. With tidal anomalies of around 1.5 feet, this high tide will occur around 11:00am. These values are similar to the tides observed today.

* River Flows: coastal rivers flow are increasing due to abundant rainfall today. With expected additional rainfall tonight, the Willapa, Nehalem, Wilson, Siletz, Alsea and Siuslaw rivers are all expected to be at or near bankfull. Rivers may continue to run near flood flows during the midday Monday high tide. Current river levels and forecasts are available here.

* Impacts: affected locations will include low lying areas near bays and sloughs.. Highway 101, Highway 126 east of Florence and the lower reaches of coastal rivers. Historically, tides around 11 feet paired with near flood flows on local rivers have resulted in minor tidal overflow near Raymond, Tillamook, Nehalem, Waldport and Depoe Bay. The greatest impacts are likely between 9:00am and 2:00pm on Sunday.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

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 Posted by at 3:48 PM
Dec 202014
 

Slide uphill from the Coast Guard Station.  Naterlin being closed for the night, maybe longer.

Slide uphill from the Coast Guard Station. Naterlin being closed for the night, maybe longer.


Pick up damaged. Road covered with debris. No injuries. Ed McVea photos

Pick up damaged
Road completely inundated.
No injuries
Ed McVea photos


Notice the tree made it all the way into the Coast Guard interior parking lot. Tracy Johnston photo

Notice the tree made it all the way into the Coast Guard interior parking lot.
Tracy Johnston photo

2:53pm
Report of a mudslide above the Coast Guard Station near Bay and Naterlin. Road partially blocked. Big trees came down with it, damaged Coast Guard property and a truck parked nearby. Trees about three feet across. City public works being called in to remove the debris and trees.

3:03pm
Police are closing Naterlin from the bridge down to the Coast Guard Station.

3:13pm
City Public Works is running out of daylight. They are shutting down Naterlin completely from the bridge to Abbey/Bay street intersection until they can do an assessment on the slide and determine safety issues.

3:20pm
Homeowners above are nervously looking at the slide from the top of the hill.

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 Posted by at 2:59 PM
Dec 202014
 

Highway 101 South Beach at Fernwood.

Highway 101 South Beach
at Fernwood.
Mark Nessel


Streets and storm drains filling up with rain water and general storm run off in Toledo.

Streets and storm drains filling up with rain water and general storm run off in Toledo. Doug White


Siletz River Bridge with a fast rising river beneath it. Doug White

Siletz River Bridge with a fast rising river beneath it.
Doug White


Another water trap pretending to be a golf course at Salishan. Judith Bowman Kreitmeyer

Another water trap pretending to be a golf course at Salishan.
Judith Bowman Kreitmeyer


Kim Carlson watching her So. Beaver Creek home evolve into waterfront property.

Kim Carlson watching her So. Beaver Creek home evolve into waterfront property.


Flooded SE Jetty @ 51st Lincoln City. Michelle Reeves

Flooded SE Jetty @ 51st Lincoln City.
Michelle Reeves


Storm waves near Boiler Bay - Shannon Maynard

Storm waves near Boiler Bay – Shannon Maynard


"Now Mable, don't worry, we've seen these kinds of waves on TV all the time and nothing bad ever happened."

“Now Mable, don’t worry, we see these kinds of waves on TV all the time and nothing bad ever happens.”
Julie Sacchetti

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 Posted by at 2:51 PM
Dec 202014
 

Huge waves along the coast... Shannon Maynard photo

Huge waves along the coast…
Shannon Maynard photo


Fogarty Creek pretty full Lisa Olsen photo

Fogarty Creek pretty full
Lisa Olsen photo

Alsea Highway mp 6 House about to get water inside... Ken Gagne

Alsea Highway mp 6
House about to get water inside…
Ken Gagne


King Silver Marina Highway 36 mp 4 Ken Gagne

King Silver Marina
Highway 36 mp 4
Ken Gagne


Barclay Meadows Road Two more feet and.... Ken Gagne

Barclay Meadows Road
Two more feet and….
Ken Gagne


Alsea Highway mp 4 Ken Gagne

Alsea Highway mp 4
Ken Gagne


Yachats River at the water treatment plant

Yachats River at the water treatment plant
Ken Gagne

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 Posted by at 2:37 PM
Dec 202014
 

Water over the road on Pioneer Trail

Water over the road on Pioneer Trail


Minor rock/mud slide on Pioneer Loop Jim Fairchild photos

Minor rock/mud slide on Pioneer Loop
Jim Fairchild photos

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 Posted by at 1:34 PM
Dec 202014
 

GP plant high water in parking area...

GP plant high water in parking area…


East Slope Road at the Dog Park and slough

East Slope Road at the Dog Park and slough


Near Waterfront Park Notice water level just this side of the pavilion. Jim Fairchild photos

Near Waterfront Park
Notice water level just this side of the pavilion.
Jim Fairchild photos

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 Posted by at 1:08 PM
Dec 202014
 

US 101 (Oregon Coast Hwy) is closed just north of Heceta Head (MP 177). A retaining wall at the site of an active slide is showing signs of compromise due to heavy rainfall. The highway will be closed until ODOT geotechnical experts can assess the situation. Northbound traffic will be turned around at Sea Lion Caves. Southbound traffic will be turned around near Heceta Head.

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 Posted by at 12:55 PM