Potential Heavy Rain in Willamette Valley

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Salem and surrounding areas may begin to see heavy rainfall later this week and into the weekend. Weather forecasts are calling for rain beginning late Wednesday and continuing through Saturday and Sunday. The City's High Water Watch webpage (www.Onerain.com) features up to the hour information on Salem stream levels and local rainfall amounts.  Salem steams are currently running well below flood warning levels. Staff will continue to monitor weather forecasts closely. 

Salem residents are encouraged to visit the City of Salem website to see up-to-date information about stream levels, current road conditions, and additional high water safety tips to protect your home.  Sandbags are presently available at the City of Salem Shops (1410 20th Street SE).  Additional stations will open if needed. Please visit the City's Sandbag Map for up to date information on sandbag locations.

Please remember to use extra caution while driving in winter weather conditions. Contact the Public Works Dispatch Center 24-hours-a-day at 503–588–6333 to report high water or other weather-related concerns. Sign up with the Salem Community Alert System to received emergency notifications.

Contact us

Heather DimkeManagement Analyst IIPublic Works Department
555 Liberty ST SE,
Room 325
Salem, OR 97301