High Water at Glenn Creek in Orchard Heights Park on Friday, November 12, 2021 (Amanda Loman / Salem Reporter)
According to the Portland office of the National Weather Service, residents of Salem are expected to watch for potential flooding on Monday due to heavy rains in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
The agency on Sunday released a flood eve in effect until Monday afternoon for much of western Oregon, saying excessive water runoff can inundate rivers, streams, streams and other low lying areas.
The alert said streams and streams could emerge from their banks and flooding could occur in urban areas and poor drainage areas.
“The snowmelt at low altitudes will contribute to additional flooding of the river,” the alert said.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a 100% chance of rain on Monday, with the snow level dropping from 2,000 feet to 1,500 feet. There is an 80% chance of rain Monday night and the snow level will be 2000 feet after midnight.
“Those who live in areas prone to flooding must be prepared to take action if flooding develops,” the alert said.
As of Monday morning, the town of Salem had opened four sandbag filling stations, with sand and sandbags available at the following locations:
-Wallace Road Park & Ride at 1439-1453 Brush College Rd NW
-Southeast of 22nd Street and Oxford Street
-Lowe’s Home Improvement at 1930 Turner Rd SE
-Woodmansee Park at 4629 Sunnyside Rd SE