South Central Oregon Cascades Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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

* portions of south central Oregon and southwest Oregon... including the following areas...in south central Oregon... south central Oregon Cascades. In southwest Oregon...eastern Douglas County foothills.

* Through Sunday evening

* rising snow levels with heavy rain and high elevation snow melt 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 roadways.

* Heavy rainfall may also cause mudslides...Rockslides and debris flows on area roadways...including highways 62...230... and 138.

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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