GOLD HILL, Ore. – This weekend’s heavy rains also hit Jackson County hard, causing flooding in some places.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Medford say the storm that stretched from Thursday to Sunday ranks 14th all-time with rainfall totaling more than 4 inches. Heavy rains caused heavy flooding in parts of Jackson County. The Rogue River in Gold Hill rose to levels residents say they haven’t seen since the mid 90’s.
The Lazy Acres Mobile Home Park evacuated residents at the lower lying sites in plenty of time before the water level rose and took picnic tables with it; Southern Oregon isn’t in the clear yet. Another storm is expected to drop more rain on already saturated land.
“The rainfall that we’re expecting tonight into Wednesday morning we’re going to have a significant amount of rainfall, it looks like probably one to two inches in the Rogue Valley. That’s enough if it comes fast enough to cause more urban and small stream flooding,” said Meteorologist Brett Lutz.
The rain may cause more runoff than usual because it comes on the heels of this weekend’s bigger storm. meteorologists say the rain is expected to hit Curry County hardest but all of Southern Oregon will see significant rain.