Weather Advisory Update - September 28-29, 2013

Release date: 09/27/2013
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation , Engineering & Construction Services Division
Driving in the rainThe National Weather Service is calling for high winds and heavy rain this weekend. Rain will increase dramatically starting tomorrow (September 28) and into the evening hours. A stronger storm is expected to roll in Sunday and continue into Sunday evening. They are unusual storms for September and have the potential for producing record rains.
 
Heavy rains reduce driver’s visibility and can result in the flooding of roads. Wind can result in downed trees and other debris on roadways.
 
Be prepared and make smart choices:
  • When driving, turn on your lights, slow down and watch for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • If you see flooding on a roadway – turn around, don’t drown.
  • Clear out storm drains and culverts adjacent to your property to prevent flooding.

To request help or report a road hazard:

This weekend’s self-serve sand bag locations (bring your own shovel):

  • Banks – Sunset Park – Main Street
  • Fire District #2 – 15200 SW Midway Road
  • Forest Grove Fire Station – 19th and Ash Street
  • Forest Grove – Gales Creek Fire Station – 52155 NW Old Wilson River Rd
  • Cornelius Public Works – 1300 S. Kodiak Circle 

Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963
stephen_roberts@co.washington.or.us