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Be alert for landslides in areas of northeast, north central Oregon - 03/16/17

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a flood watch for areas of Umatilla, Wheeler, Wasco, and Jefferson counties.

The watch includes the John Day River at Service Creek, for this afternoon through Friday evening, and the Umatilla River at Pendleton, for through this evening. Track this and other current Oregon flood watches here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

"Heavy rain is a common landslide trigger," says Bill Burns, engineering geologist at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). "Use extreme caution when driving, 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 may be at serious risk. In general, dangerous areas can include:
- 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.
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.

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

Be alert for landslides in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington - 03/14/17

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Wednesday evening through Saturday afternoon for the greater Portland metro area, central Willamette Valley, and lower Columbia River.

The watch also includes the greater Vancouver metro area and the I-5 corridor in Cowlitz County. Track this and other current Oregon flood watches here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

"Be alert for landslide hazards as well as flood hazards as this heavy rain continues," says Bill Burns, engineering geologist at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). "Use extreme caution when driving, and avoid areas where landslides may be 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 may be at serious risk. In general, dangerous areas can include:
- 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.
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.

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

Be alert for landslides on the south central Oregon coast - 03/09/17

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch through Friday evening for the south central Oregon coast.

The flood watch includes the Coquille River at Coquille in Coos County. Track this and other current Oregon flood watches here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

"With heavy rain continuing, be alert for landslide hazards as well as flood hazards," says Bill Burns, engineering geologist at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). "Use extreme caution when driving, and avoid areas where landslides may be 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 may be at serious risk. In general, dangerous areas can include:
- 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.
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.

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

Be alert for landslide hazards in northwest Oregon - 03/08/17

PORTLAND, Ore.-The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from late tonight through Friday evening for areas of northwest Oregon.

The watch area includes the central and south Willamette Valley, the central Coast Range and Oregon coast, and the Cascade foothills in Lane County. Track Oregon flood watches here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

"With heavy rain in the forecast, be alert for landslide hazards as well as flood hazards," says Bill Burns, engineering geologist at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). "Use extreme caution when driving, and avoid areas where landslides may be 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 may be at serious risk. In general, dangerous areas can include:
- 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.
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.

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