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In times of emergency, Salem area residents will be directed to this webpage for the latest information regarding flooding, road closures, evacuations, shelters, sandbag locations, and other important information.

Please report all flooding and storm concerns by calling Salem Public Works Dispatch @ 503-588-6333.

Disasters and emergencies do occur. Are you and your family prepared for the next one? Get a Kit! Make a Plan! Be informed! Get started by visiting the City's Emergency Management page. 

Do you have a smartphone? If you do, it should have a flashlight app on it. Very handy! And free! Spread the word!

 
 

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Ensure that you and your family are prepared in the event of disaster start with a:
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   Family Plan
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   Preparing for Emergencies
   Sandbagging Techniques

 

 Emergency Number  9-1-1
 Public Works Dispatch  503-588-6333
 Police Non-Emergencies  503-588-6123
 Hotline  TBD
 Red Cross  503-585-5414

 Emergency Information

Homestead Road and Faragate Ave Closed12/22/2014 9:12 AM
Homestead Road S And Faragate Ave S have been closed to through traffic due to high water caused by the Willamette River level.
Elevated Stream Levels Anticipated in Salem12/20/2014 11:27 AM

DATE:    Friday, December 19, 2014

 

 

 

  

Heavy rains and rising streams are expected in the Salem area this weekend.  Public Works staff will be monitoring conditions throughout the weekend and are prepared to respond as needed.

 

Here are some actions Salem residents can take:

 

  • Concerned about stream levels in your area?  Go to www.cityofsalem.net and click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right.  Select the Stream and Rainfall Monitoring button to get real-time reporting on current streams and weather.
  • Free sand and sandbags are available at eleven locations.  Go to www.cityofsalem.net and click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right.  Sandbag locations are identified on the map and are also available on the Sandbags tab.
  • Ensure storm drains in your area are clear of leaves and other debris.
  • Report local flooding or other water, sewer, tree, and traffic issues to Public Works Dispatch at 503‑588‑6333.

 

The EMERGENCIES page also includes information on Salem road closure as well as links to Polk County and Marion County road closures, Willamette River level/projections, Salem weather, ODOT conditions, and Salem area traffic cameras. 

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Homestead Road and Faragate Ave Closed
Homestead Road S And Faragate Ave S have been closed to through traffic due to high water caused by the Willamette River level.
Road Closed 

 Sandbags

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2014 Sandbag Locations

2014 Sandbag Locations – Updated 12-19-2014

Free sand and sandbags are always available at City Shops, located at 1420 20th St SE with entrance off of Oxford St SE.  Other locations include:

 

WEST SALEM

Orchard Heights Park                       Off Orchard Heights Rd NW

Sather Park                                     Willie Way NW between Barnabas St & Lottie Ln

Park & Ride                                     Off Wallace Rd NW & Brush College Rd NW

 

SOUTH SALEM

Public Works Shops Complex          1420 20th St SE, enter off of Oxford St SE

Bush Park – South East Parking Lot Off Lefelle St SE & Capitol St SE

South Salem High School                1910 Church St SE

Fred Meyer – South                         706 Madrona Ave SE

Walmart – South                              5250 Commercial St SE

Courthouse Athletic Club – South     6250 Commercial ST SE

Salem Chinese Evangelical Church   6836 Sunnyside Rd SE

 

EAST SALEM

Lowe’s – Turner Rd SE                     1930 Turner Rd SE                   

Home Depot                                     3795 Hagars Grove Rd SE

Swegle School                                  4485 Market St NE

 

CENTRAL/NORTH SALEM

      Olinger Pool                                          765 14th St NE           

 

 Evacuations

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Elevated Stream Levels Anticipated in Salem, 12/20/2014 11:27 AM

DATE:    Friday, December 19, 2014

 

 

 

  

Heavy rains and rising streams are expected in the Salem area this weekend.  Public Works staff will be monitoring conditions throughout the weekend and are prepared to respond as needed.

 

Here are some actions Salem residents can take:

 

  • Concerned about stream levels in your area?  Go to www.cityofsalem.net and click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right.  Select the Stream and Rainfall Monitoring button to get real-time reporting on current streams and weather.
  • Free sand and sandbags are available at eleven locations.  Go to www.cityofsalem.net and click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right.  Sandbag locations are identified on the map and are also available on the Sandbags tab.
  • Ensure storm drains in your area are clear of leaves and other debris.
  • Report local flooding or other water, sewer, tree, and traffic issues to Public Works Dispatch at 503‑588‑6333.

 

The EMERGENCIES page also includes information on Salem road closure as well as links to Polk County and Marion County road closures, Willamette River level/projections, Salem weather, ODOT conditions, and Salem area traffic cameras. 


 
High Winds Anticipated in Salem, 12/11/2014 10:10 AM

High winds are expected in the Salem area this afternoon and into the evening hours.  Please be prepared for potential hazards due to the high wind or flying debris.  Here are some actions Salem residents can take:

 

  • Charge all electronics, such as cell phones and tablets
  • Secure any objects outside your home, such as garbage cans or your holiday decorations 
  • Make sure flashlights are functioning and have fresh batteries

  • Have the phone number to your power service provider to report an outage or downed power line

  • Report downed trees, large limbs, and signals out to Public Works Dispatch at 503‑588‑6333.

 

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