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Severe Weather Alert for Deschutes County


* Flood Warning for...
  southern Deschutes County in central Oregon...

* until 10:00 am Saturday

Today...flooding was reported in and around the Sunriver area of southern Deschutes County. In addition to the melting snow...heavy rain overnight had cause water levels to increase rapidly on streams and creeks. The streams and creeks in southern Deschutes County will see flooding over the next 24 hours.


People near the creeks and streams should be alert for rising water. There will also be numerous areas of standing water on roads and in low lying areas. The light rain will be tapering off this afternoon...but another weather system will be moving through the region on Saturday with more rain and a mix of rain and snow. Snow levels will be around 6500 feet Saturday and lower to near 3500 feet on Sunday.

 

Precautionary/preparedness actions...
Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice...turn around...dont drown.
 


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