Cold Weather, Icy Roads; OSP Seeking Help Identifying Woman; Job Fair; Flu Info; Open House: FEMA Report

Cold Weather, Icy Roads

Storms over the weekend dropped rain, hail and snow across the coastal area.  Saturday afternoon pea sized hail came down across the northern part of Florence leaving streets, driveways and decks covered with about an inch of ice.  This made for dangerous conditions.  Small patches of the ice were still evident this morning as drivers and pedestrians encountered slick spots along roads.  Overnight temperatures dropped below freezing prompting another night of shelter for the homeless.

OSP Seeking Help Identifying Woman

Yesterday evening at approximately 5:00 PM, Oregon State Police, with the assistance of US Coast Guard and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, recovered the body of a deceased female in the ocean, in a cove, just north of “God’s Thumb”.  The female is described as a white adult female with long dark brown hair. She was approximately 5’7” and 190-200 pounds.  The Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation as to the specifics of her death but we are asking for the public’s assistance for information on her identity.  If anyone has any information on a recent missing female, matching this description, please call (800) 452-7888 and reference case number SP 19-058230

Job Fair

The fourth annual community Job Fair is coming up on March 7th in Florence.  The annual event is sponsored by Three Rivers casino and will feature businesses from around the area as well as opportunities with Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Parks and Recreation and the U.S. Forest Service.  The event will be from 10 am to 3 pm.  Job seekers under the age of 21will have access through the south doors of the Casino Event Center.  Applicants are encouraged to bring a current resume and dress to impress.

Flu Info

After a peak in late January, Oregon Public Health says flu reports have risen considerably across the state.  Since the flu season has begun there has been 4145 reported cases of the virus.  Last week there were 737 reported cases.  Numbers are still way below last year’s numbers and are following a similar track with the 2015/2016 flu season which had fewer cases but peaked late in the season.

Open House: FEMA Report

The Reedsport community center will host an open house to discuss the recent FEMA report on flooding for the Douglas county coastal area.  The Flood Risk Impact study will help residents with information on how to protect or minimize the effect of flooding on their homes.  The open house will be on March 12th from 3 to 6 pm.