Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WGUS86 KMFR 211106
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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
306 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Coquille River at Coquille affecting Coos County...

ORC011-211706-
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/COQO3.1.ER.141221T2309Z.141222T1400Z.141223T1431Z.NO/
306 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Coquille River at Coquille.
* from this afternoon to Tuesday evening.
* At  2:30 AM Sunday the stage was 17.8 feet.
* Flood Stage is 21.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast beginning this afternoon with the river
  forecast to crest at 22.5 feet early Monday morning.
* Impact...at 21.0 feet...the Coquille River is at flood stage. Expect
  flooding of farmland and low-lying areas throughout the flood plain
  along the Coquille river.
* Impact...at 22.0 feet...Highway 42 South between Coquille and Bandon
  begins to flood in some spots. The county park along the river in the
  town of Coquille is completely flooded.
* Impact...At 23.0 feet...Some farm buildings may be threatened and
  roads covered in low areas by rising water. Expect widespread
  flooding throughout the Coquille River floodplain.
* Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 23.6 feet
  on Dec 3 2012.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too
deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the
roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web page at
www.weather.gov/medford or listen to noaa weather radio.


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