Sandbag station open
Sandbag station open at Marion County Fire District #1 located at 300 Cordon Road, Salem.
The station is self-serve and open 24/7. Bring your own shovels and gloves.
Remember not to overfill bags; they will be too heavy to pick up and if they are over full won't make a good barrier. To see more sandbagging tips, visit our website.
Info. from the National Weather Service:
The storm system that produced the heavy snow over the lowlands of northwest Oregon on Jan 11 will move southeast of the area on Thursday, Jan 12. A ridge of high pressure will bring dry, but cold weather to northwest Oregon through Sunday, January 15.
A change in the weather pattern will take place early next week (Jan 16), as we transition to a much warmer and wetter weather pattern. An atmospheric river event is expected to impact western Oregon the first part of next week, Jan 17-18. As this weather system approaches, freezing levels will rise to 6,000 feet on Monday, Jan 16, and to 7,000 to 9,000 feet Tues through Thursday, Jan 17-19. This system will bring heavy rainfall to northwest Oregon with 4 to 7 plus inches of rain possible from Tues through Thurs, Jan 17-19. This rainfall combined with the recent low elevation snowfall will increase runoff from snowmelt and rain and increase the flood threat across the region.