Lincoln County, OR

12/06/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2023 10:38

Flood warning extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Warning for the Siletz River until 4:18 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. A Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday, Dec. 7. Be advised of the potential for minor flooding of low-elevation roads and adjacent areas, particularly in areas prone to flooding. With additional rain expected, roads can quickly become inundated with water, and water levels can rise quickly.

What - Minor flooding is forecast.

Where - Siletz River at Siletz.

When - Until Wednesday afternoon

Impacts - Above 18.0 feet, expect minor flooding of a small housing development near mile post 8 downstream from Mack Landing. Widespread lowland and pasture land flooding also occurs at this level. Flooding may be exacerbated during high tide.

Additional Details:

At 5:30 a.m. Wednesday the stage was 17.3 feet. Bank-full stage is 12.0 feet.

The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday was 17.7 feet.

The river is expected to fall below flood stage late this morning and continue falling to 5.6 feet on Friday, Dec. 15.

Flood stage is 16.0 feet

Suggested Actions:

  • Allow for extra driving time, check ODOT Trip Check or 511 before you go in the affected area.
  • Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.
  • Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive through flooded areas.
  • Check on vulnerable neighbors, friends and family that may be affected.
  • Periodically check your property, stream banks, buildings for effects from the storm event. Use sandbags to reroute water away from structures.

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