Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office – 09/18/20 5:22 PM
Evening update as of 5:00 p.m. today, September 18, 2020
All evacuation levels continue to remain the same throughout Marion County. As a reminder, levels for the Cities of Mill City and Gates were reduced to Level 2 – “Be Set” as of 10:00 a.m. today, September 18th, 2020. In a level 2 evacuation area, community members are permitted to return to the area, though they should remain prepared to evacuate should conditions change.
As access to these cities reopened, Highway 22 will remain closed between Highway 226 and Mile Post 29, near the west end of Mill City. The four mile section of Highway 22 between the cities of Mill City and Gates will be open for travel. Community members returning to Gates and Mill City will need to use the following travel route to access their residences and businesses:
– Highway 22 east to Hwy 226
– Hwy 226 turns into Lyons/Mill City Dr
– Lyons/Mill City Dr to SW Kingwood Ave
– Kingwood Ave to Gates School Rd
– Gates School Rd to E Sorbin Ave
– E Sorbin Ave to Highway 22
The areas immediately to the north of the city limits of Mill City and Gates remain at a
Level 3 – “Go” evacuation status. Road closures will be in effect on Carr Road, Hudel Road and Gates Hill Road north of the city limits.
Current evacuation areas as of 5:00 p.m:
Level 3 – “Go”
Highway 22 @ Highway 226, east to Mile Post 29, including North Fork Road, Pioneer Road, and other roadways in this corridor.
Level 2 – “Be Set”
Fernridge Rd west of Shellburg Creek Rd to Basil Hill
Crooked Finger Rd & Moss Lane
Level 1 – “Ready”
Areas east of Meridian Road, Davis Creek, and Victor Point south to the Marion County line
To see detailed current Marion County Evacuation Zones please visit: http://bit.ly/MCEvacZones
If you happen to live in fire impacted areas of Linn County, updated evacuation maps can be found at: www.LinnSheriff.org
Please see the message below from FEMA regarding disaster assistance:
State and federal officials are encouraging Oregon residents affected by the wildfires and straight-line winds, which began on Sept. 7 and are continuing, to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible.
FEMA’s Individual Assistance program for survivors has been made available in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties.
Disaster assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
If you have phone or Internet access, you may register by:
- Going online at DisasterAssistance.gov
- Downloading the FEMA app
- Calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for people with speech and hearing disabilities. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PDT, seven days a week.
- Going to DisasterAssistance.gov or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.
Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to homeowners, renters, and businesses. Call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or visit www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance through FEMA’s Public Assistance program, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding. Public Assistance has been made available to 20 counties (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill counties). All areas statewide are eligible to apply for Hazard Mitigation assistance.