919 PM PST Sat Dec 20 2014
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a
* Flood Warning for small streams in...
eastern Coos County in southwestern Oregon...
* until 900 am PST Sunday
* at 1205 am PST... a trained weather spotter reported flooding near
Sitkum at the Junction of the East Fork of the Coquille river and
brummit creek. 2 to 4 inches of rain has fallen in the area in
the past 24 hours and additional rainfall is expected through
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Powers and Sitkum.
Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams... as well as farm and country roads. Do not
attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes.
Lat... Lon 4358 12388 4352 12387 4352 12382 4343 12382
4343 12377 4326 12376 4326 12371 4309 12370
4308 12376 4300 12376 4299 12382 4279 12381
4277 12393 4274 12393 4269 12400 4267 12412
4309 12411 4361 12396
... Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday evening...
The Flood Watch continues for
* a portion of southwest Oregon... including the following
areas... Curry County coast and south central Oregon coast.
* Through Sunday evening
* heavy rainfall will cause rapid rises on area streams... creeks
and rivers. There is also the potential for urban flooding in
areas of poor drainage and due to ponding of water on
* Heavy rainfall may also cause mudslides... Rockslides and
debris flows on area roadways... including US 101... Highway
42... and Highway 38.
Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event.
People... structures and roads located below steep slopes... in
canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be a serious risk from
rapidly moving landslides. A Flood Watch means there is a
potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.