Sandbag Locations Open November 30 as Salem Area Prepares for Significant Rain

Posted on November 30, 2023

City of Salem – 11/30/23 9:00 AM

  • Rainfall of 1.5 to 3 inches could fall in the next 72 hours.
  • Substantial snow is predicted in the mountains.
  • Watch hww.onerain.com for current conditions.

Salem, Ore. — Salem anticipates a shift from dry and cold conditions to heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and snow in the Cascades starting midday on Thursday, November 30.

The National Weather Service predicts 1.5 to 3.0 inches of rain could fall over the next 72 hours. Substantial snowfall is expected in the mountains, which could lead to rising Willamette River levels.

The City has activated sandbag locations in central and West Salem locations. Please visit the City’s Sandbag Map for up-to-date information on sandbag locations.

The Willamette River could rise to nearly 19.3 feet by Wednesday, December 6, prompting preparations for potential flooding. Those who use Minto-Brown Island Park and Wallace Marine Park should be cautious of minor flooding. Salem streams and creeks are also forecast to rise through Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

The City’s High Water Watch webpage (hww.Onerain.com) features up-to-the-hour information on Salem stream levels and local rainfall amounts. Sandbag filling stations are available at several locations. Salem residents are encouraged to visit Salem’s Emergency and Disaster Preparedness webpage to see up-to-date information about stream levels, current road conditions, and additional high water safety tips to protect your home.

Contact the Public Works Dispatch Center 24 hours a day at 503-588-6311 to report high water or other weather-related concerns. Sign up for Marion-Polk Alerts to receive emergency notifications.

 

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