A Flood Warning & Flood Advisory are in Effect

Posted on January 5, 2022

Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
339 AM PST Fri Jan 7 2022

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Polk and Benton Counties.

  Tualatin River near Dilley affecting Washington County.

  Pudding River at Aurora affecting Clackamas and Marion Counties.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive
through flooded areas.

Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Additional information is available at www.weather.gov.

...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

* WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Pudding River at Aurora.

* WHEN...From this evening to late Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS...Above 22.0 feet, expect minor flooding of low-lying
  agricultural lands and access roads along the river.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 3:00 AM PST Friday, the stage was 20.5 feet.
  - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage
    late Friday or early Saturday. The river is expected to crest
    near 22.4 ft late Saturday or early Sunday.
  - Minor flood stage is 22.0 feet.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Portland OR
636 PM PST Thu Jan 6 2022

Benton OR-Clackamas OR-Clatsop OR-Columbia OR-Lane OR-Lincoln OR-
Marion OR-Multnomah OR-Polk OR-Tillamook OR-Washington OR-Yamhill OR-
Clark WA-Cowlitz WA-Pacific WA-Wahkiakum WA-
636 PM PST Thu Jan 6 2022

...FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall
  continues.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington,
  including the following counties, in northwest Oregon, Benton,
  Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah,
  Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill. In southwest Washington,
  Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific and Wahkiakum.

* WHEN...Until 400 PM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Flooding of small streams and creeks, as well as areas
  with poor drainage. Expect ponding of water in urban areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 619 PM PST, Snowmelt and/or periods of moderate to heavy
    rain will result in small stream flooding and flooding in
    areas of poor drainage overnight into Friday.
  - Additional rainfall amounts of a quarter to three quarters of
    an inch in the Willamette Valley and 1 to 3 inches in the
    Coast Range and Willapa Hills are still expected.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Do NOT drive around barricades. Road
surfaces may or may not be safe.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding or where the roads edge may be located.


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