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Sandbag materials available from the City


ROSEBURG – The City of Roseburg can provide sandbag materials on a limited basis as Roseburg and surrounding areas are at risk for flooding through Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Monday, Jan. 3, for Roseburg and other Douglas County and Southern Oregon communities. The flood watch remains in effect through the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Flooding of the North and South Umpqua rivers, Deer Creek and other streams and flood-prone locations are possible because of excessive runoff from heavy rain and snow melt from a low-elevation snow pack in southwestern Oregon. Low-water crossings may be flooded, and creeks and streams may rise out of their banks, according to the NWS flood watch.

The City provides sandbag materials on a limited first-come, first-served basis for residents to help protect against flooding. Residents must fill and transport sandbags themselves.

Sand, bags and a shovel are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Public Works Maintenance Shop, 425 N.E. Fulton St. in Roseburg, and 24/7 at the Parks Maintenance Shop, 1802 N.W. Stewart Park Drive (across from the Stewart Park locomotive) in Roseburg.

Posted by RoseburgAdmin