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Update: Multiple Power Outages Being Reported
Approximately 740 customers are without power in Bandon as of 1:55pm on Saturday. Pacific Power reports that crews are on scene and repairs are underway. The estimated time of restoration is unknown. There are other customers without power in Grants Pass, Albany, Jefferson and Turner. More details as they become available.
Update: Flood Watch Continues For Southwestern Oregon
The Flood Watch continues for a portion of southwest Oregon, including the Curry County coast until 11pm Saturday night. The National Weather Service reports that heavy rainfall is expected through this afternoon with additional showers tonight.
Parts Of Highway 101 In Coos Bay Flooded
We have received several reports that the northbound lane of Highway 101 in Coos Bay, between Hall Avenue (near McDonalds) and the north end of the boardwalk, has flooded due to excessive rain. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Coos Bay is in effect until 1:30pm. More details as they become available.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Coos Bay
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Coos Bay and southwestern Curry County. At 12 Noon on Saturday, The NWS reported a severe thunderstorm located 7 miles 13 miles northwest of Brookings, moving northeast at 50 mph. This storm is associated with 80 mph wind gusts. Flying debris will be dangerous [...]
Power Outages Reported In Bandon
Pacific Power reports that approximately 740 customers are without power in Bandon as of 12:10pm on Saturday, October 15th. Crews are on the scene now; the estimated time of restoration is not known at this time. The cause is under investigation. More details as they become available.
Low Lying Areas Of Coos Bay Experiencing Flooding
The Flood Watch continues for parts of Coos Bay, areas in southwest Oregon for Saturday afternoon and through the night. The National Weather Service reports that rainfall amounts will continue with over 5 inches expected by Sunday. Leaves and other debris may continue to wash down drains. This may cause plugging of culverts and storm [...]
Southwestern To Meet Broadway At Hales Center
Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Music Department will be presenting a concert of Broadway songs performed by several returning music students on Sunday October 16th at 3pm. The concert will take place in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts. It is free to the public but they will be graciously accepting donations for their [...]
North Bend Coast Guard Rescues Man West Of Port Orford
Coast Guard crews rescued a man who reportedly fractured his arm on a 285-foot fishing vessel 25 miles west of Port Orford on Thursday morning, October 13th. Watch standers at the Coast Guard station in North Bend were notified at 3am and directed the launch of the helicopter crew. They arrived on scene, hoisted the [...]
High Wind Warning Issued For Saturday Morning
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning in effect from 5am to 5pm on Saturday. South winds averaging 50 to 60 miles per hour are possible with gusts up to 70 mph. Winds could reach hurricane force at times. Headlands and exposed areas along the coast could see gusts of 80 to [...]
High Water Causing Traffic Delays In North Bend
The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Highway 101’s southbound lanes in North Bend are being affected by high water (near Northwest Community Credit Union and The Pancake Mill). This is causing a hazard in the southbound lanes. ODOT says to expect short delays of under 20 minutes.