Up until 6 p.m. tonight, Heartland Humane Society is offering 24 hours of refuge to pets whose owners are coping with flooding issues. Shelter operators ask that people call 541-752-9833 before bringing pets to the shelter at 398 S.W. Twin Oaks Circle, so they can prepare.
Today at noon, Benton County Commissioner Jay Dixon signed a declaration of local emergency/disaster for the unincorporated areas of Benton County. Corvallis City Manager Jim Patterson also declared an emergency within the corporate limits of the City of Corvallis.
PM Bus routes will be avoiding high water areas. Parents of students in the Lacomb and Hamilton Creek areas are encouraged to pick up their students are soon as possible. PM bus routes may be modified due to road conditions. Buses unable to deliver students due to road conditions will be returned to the school and parents notified.
Lebanon High School all evening events and activities canceled. Athletics, drama and College Info Event.
Here's news about a water rescue in the Jefferson area, from the Jefferson Fire District
From the Jefferson Fire District:
During a routine road check to known areas of possible flooding, Assistant Chief Scott Shepherd and Captain Ryan Campbell went to check Densmore Road and Helms Drive. They could only go so far when he realized the road was completely impassable with a vehicle. He knew of several homes in the area. He then met up with Eric Pond who could'nt drive out to his home because of the high water. His wife Laura, son Elliott, daughter Rose, friend Emily and two dogs were trapped. At 10:56 a.m. Jefferson Fire District Water and Rescue Team were dispatched to 35821 Helms Drive. There was also a house at 38360 with three other adults that were stranded.
Jefferson Fire Water and Rescue Team were able to rescue all six individuals that were trapped. The Pond Family is staying at a hotel in Albany. The other individuals will be staying with family and friends. There were three other households that chose to stay.
Here's the latest road closure information from Lincoln County
Hwy 20 – MP 2, tree down but traffic getting through
Hwy 20 – MP 17.5, high water, restricted to ONE LANE OPEN, setting-up flagging contractor to flag
Hwy 20 – MP 19, disable truck blocking LB lane – 1:29pm
Hwy 34 – MP 23, slide CLOSED
Hwy 101/Salishan – MP 121.5, high water at signal
Hwy 101/Depoe Bay – MP 126.4-128.5, 20 min delay, trees down
Hwy 101 – MP 142 to county line, high water
Hwy 101 SB – MP 144.5, CLOSED
Hwy 180 – high water, CLOSED (possible slide to go over RR tracks)
Hwy 180 - Eddyville Blodgett Road, closed at mp 0 to 18. Expected to be closed overnight
Hwy 229 - Siletz, closed mp 9 to 30 due to water conditions
Other roads with intermittent closures, delays due to highwater include but not limited to: Old River Road, Logsden Road, Yachats River Rd, South and North Beaver Creek, Elk City Road, East Lake, Drift Creek, Steer Creek, Harlan, Jacobsen