Florence Oregon News

Air Quality Alert Still in Effect; Dune Recreational Area Closed; New Coronavirus Cases; COVID-19 Weekly Update; Pet Memorial Day

Air Quality Alert Still in Effect The Air quality for the Florence/Mapleton area continues to be in the unhealthy range.  According to the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency’s air quality maps both Florence and Mapleton are in the 178 range which means that groups may experience breathing problems.  The Air […]

Air Quality Alert The Air Quality Index for Florence took a sharp turn towards the better after a change in wind direction began yesterday afternoon.  Levels that far exceeded LRAPA’s AQI chart permeated the coast yesterday causing Hazardous Air alerts for most of the Oregon Coast as wildfires continue to […]

Air Quality Alert; Mapleton Boil and Conserve Notice; Development Receives LIFT Funds; 10th Coronavirus Death for Lane County; Monument Installation

Air Quality Alert The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency is indicating a hazardous air quality level for the Florence and Mapleton Area.  The Air Quality Index has exceeded the 500 level which indicates Hazardous conditions.  The Florence level has now increased to 593 in the most recent update and the […]

Siuslaw River Bridge

9-1-1 Call Center Inundated; 101 Closure; Deadly Bicycle Accident; 9th COVID-19 Related Death in Lane County; Swisshome Fire; Alert Links For Emergency Updates

9-1-1 Call Center Inundated Last night high easterly winds sent panic through Florence as heavy smoke left many wondering if there were fires burning.  At first Siuslaw Valley fire and Rescue responded to two separate calls of a fire on Munsel Lake Road and also on Ocean View Drive, but […]