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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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Are you ready for a disaster?
Ensure that you and your family are prepared in the event of disaster start with a:
    Red Cross Preparedness Calendar
    Living On Shaky Ground
    Red Cross Resource Guide
    Your Family Disaster Plan
    Power Line Outage 
    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

Chandler Dr SE betweeb Biegler Ln and Sunridge Dr,12/8/2016 11:33 AM
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EXPECT POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS THURSDAY DUE TO POSSIBLE SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN12/7/2016 3:16 PM
Snow and freezing rains are expected in the Salem area on Thursday, December 8. The National Weather Service predicts the snow will start in Salem between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. One to two inches of snow is possible before turning into freezing rain between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Freezing rain may last 4-6 hours.

Avoid travel if possible. If travel is necessary, motorists and travelers are urged to allow extra time and be prepared for delays. Make sure you have food and water with you. Traction devices are highly encouraged.

Power outages due to ice are anticipated. Check to make sure you have a working flashlight handy. Report any downed lines to 911 immediately. Do not touch downed lines.

Salem Public Works applied anti-icing treatment to roads throughout the Salem area Tuesday and Wednesday. Public Works crews will be ready to go with plows and sanding equipment early Thursday morning.

Salem residents can report downed trees and limbs in the right-of-way or other transportation related problems to Public Works Dispatch at 503-588-6333.

Check the City of Salem Emergency page for the latest information regarding road closures
or other emergencies. Just click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage at www.cityofsalem.net. On the EMERGENCIES page, residents can also register with the Salem Community Alert System to receive notifications regarding emergencies and important community alerts via text, cell, landline, and email.

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Chandler Dr SE betweeb Biegler Ln and Sunridge Dr,
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 Sandbags

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Sand and Sandbags Available
Free sand and sandbags are available at:
  • Park and Ride Wallace Road NW and Brush College Road NW
  • Public Works Operations 1420 20th Street SE
 

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EXPECT POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS THURSDAY DUE TO POSSIBLE SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN, 12/7/2016 3:16 PM
Snow and freezing rains are expected in the Salem area on Thursday, December 8. The National Weather Service predicts the snow will start in Salem between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. One to two inches of snow is possible before turning into freezing rain between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Freezing rain may last 4-6 hours.

Avoid travel if possible. If travel is necessary, motorists and travelers are urged to allow extra time and be prepared for delays. Make sure you have food and water with you. Traction devices are highly encouraged.

Power outages due to ice are anticipated. Check to make sure you have a working flashlight handy. Report any downed lines to 911 immediately. Do not touch downed lines.

Salem Public Works applied anti-icing treatment to roads throughout the Salem area Tuesday and Wednesday. Public Works crews will be ready to go with plows and sanding equipment early Thursday morning.

Salem residents can report downed trees and limbs in the right-of-way or other transportation related problems to Public Works Dispatch at 503-588-6333.

Check the City of Salem Emergency page for the latest information regarding road closures
or other emergencies. Just click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage at www.cityofsalem.net. On the EMERGENCIES page, residents can also register with the Salem Community Alert System to receive notifications regarding emergencies and important community alerts via text, cell, landline, and email.

 
City Monitoring Weather Conditions, Salem Sandbag Location Open, 10/13/2016 2:45 PM
Heavy rains and high winds with are expected in the Salem area this week. Public Works staff are monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed. There is a real potential of downed trees, tree limbs, power failures, and local flooding.

Although no mainstream flooding is projected, free sand and sandbags will available beginning noon Thursday at two Salem locations:

* Park & Ride, Wallace Road NW and Brush College Road NW

* Public Works Operations, 1420 20th Street SE

Go to www.cityofsalem.net and click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right corner. Sandbag locations are identified on the map and are also available on the Sandbags tab.

Here are other actions Salem residents can take:

* Ensure storm drains in your area are clear of leaves and other debris. Simply rake leaves and debris to the lower side of the storm drain.

* Check to see that you have a flashlight with fresh batteries available.

* Concerned about stream levels in your area? Go to www.cityofsalem.net and click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right corner. Select the Stream and Rainfall Monitoring button to get real-time reporting on current streams and weather

* On the EMERGENCIES page, click on Community Alert System and sign up to receive local alerts via text, phone and email.

* 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.

 
Prepare for Heavy Wind and Rain, 10/13/2016 7:20 AM
Prevent local flooding.  Suggest cleaning leaves and debris from storm drains in your neighborhood. 
 
Keep a flashlight with fresh batteries handy.
 
Report flooding, downed trees and other problems to  Public Works at 503-588-6333   (or 911 if emergency).
 

 

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