CASE NUMBER: N/A
DATE / TIME OF INCIDENT: 5:56 a.m.
DATE / TIME OF RELEASE: Mapleton Area
NATURE OF STORY:
LOCATION: Mapleton Area
This is a message from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. Community members are advised to evacuate the Mapleton area immediately due to rising flood waters. Community members are urged to evacuate to the Florence Events Center before roads become impassable during high tide at approximately 8:45 this morning. Monitor the road access situation closely and leave as soon as possible via the safest accessible route. If possible, community members are encouraged to stay with family or friends outside the flood affected area. If people need assistance with transport out of your home please call 911.
Prepared by: Linda L. Cook 541-914-0267
Lane County residents can sign up to receive emergency alerts directly to a cell phone at: http://www.lcog.org/alertme Linda L. Cook, PMP Emergency
ODOT/Valley, No. Coast: ODOT has completed preparations for closing OR 126W (Florence-Eugene Hwy) at Cushman, approximately three miles east of Florence as the Siuslaw River continues to rise. The highway remains open at this hour, however motorists will encounter high water in areas from Mapleton to Florence. Electronic message boards have been placed along the highway to alert motorists to highway conditions. If the highway is closed, the message boards will contain that message. Motorists should travel with caution, reduce speeds and be prepared to slow vehicles quickly to proceed through high water.
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