South Central Oregon Coast

 Areal Flood Warning  Statement as of 12:10 am PST on December 21, 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
Sunday morning.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Powers and Sitkum.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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919 PM PST Sat Dec 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Coquille river at Coquille.
* From Sunday afternoon to Tuesday evening.
* At 8:30 PM Saturday the stage was 15.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast beginning Sunday afternoon with the river
forecast to crest at 22.52 feet between 7am PST and 10am PST Monday
* Impact... at 21.0 feet... the Coquille river is at flood stage. Expect
flooding of farmland and low-lying areas throughout the flood plain
along the Coquille river.
* Impact... at 22.0 feet... Highway 42 south between Coquille and Bandon
begins to flood in some spots. The County park along the river in the
town of Coquille is completely flooded.
* Impact... at 23.0 feet... some farm buildings may be threatened and
roads covered in low areas by rising water. Expect widespread
flooding throughout the Coquille river floodplain.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 23.6 feet
on Dec 3 2012.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too
deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the
roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web Page at
www.Weather.Gov/Medford or listen to NOAA Weather Radio.

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 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 2:48 PM PST on December 20, 2014

... 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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