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Be alert for landslides in Coos County - 01/20/17

COOS COUNTY, Ore. - The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch through Friday for the Coquille River at Coquille in Coos County.

Track this flood watche here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

"Heavy rain can trigger landslides," says Ali Ryan Hansen, communications director for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). "Be aware of potential landslide hazards during this weather event."

Avoiding areas where landslides are more likely to occur is an important safety action. DOGAMI's interactive SLIDO map offers a look at landslide hazards, and is a useful tool for identifying areas that are susceptible to landslides. The map is online at: www.oregongeology.org/slido

People, structures and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk. In general, dangerous places include:
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.
- Bases of steep hillsides.
- Road cuts or other areas where slopes of hills have been excavated or over-steepened.
- Places where slides or debris flows have occurred in the past.

Be alert for landslides with flood watches in effect - 01/17/17

With National Weather Service flood watches in effect Tuesday and Wednesday for multiple areas of Oregon, be alert for landslide hazards.

Watch areas include the Portland metro area, the Cascade Foothills in Lane County, the northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, the south and central Willamette Valley, the north and central Oregon coast, the north and central Coast Range, and the lower Columbia. Track Oregon flood watches here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

Heavy rain can trigger landslides, according the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).

Avoiding areas where landslides are more likely to occur is an important safety action. DOGAMI's interactive SLIDO map offers a look at landslide hazards, and is a useful tool for identifying areas that are susceptible to landslides. The map is online at: www.oregongeology.org/slido

People, structures and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk. In general, dangerous places include:
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.
- Bases of steep hillsides.
- Road cuts or other areas where slopes of hills have been excavated or over-steepened.
- Places where slides or debris flows have occurred in the past.

Be alert for landslides in southwest Oregon - 01/09/17

MEDFORD, Ore. - The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon for areas of southwest Oregon.

The watch area includes the Curry County coast, eastern Curry County and Josephine County. Track Oregon flood watches here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

"Heavy rain can trigger landslides," says Ali Ryan Hansen, communications director for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). "Landslides and debris flows are possible during this weather. Be safe and avoid areas where landslides are more likely to occur."

DOGAMI's interactive SLIDO map offers a look at landslide hazards, and is a useful tool for identifying areas that are susceptible to landslides. The map is online at: www.oregongeology.org/slido

People, structures and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk. In general, dangerous places include:
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.
- Bases of steep hillsides.
- Road cuts or other areas where slopes of hills have been excavated or over-steepened.
- Places where slides or debris flows have occurred in the past.

For more landslide and debris flow information: http://bit.ly/landslidehazards