Heavy Rain Prompts Flooding Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong storm system will push into the Pacific Northwest today. This will bring soaking rains, strong winds, flooding concerns and high elevation snow ..all through the next 48 hours. Rain is already beginning to fall along the coast. This rain will turn moderate to heavy through the day. Skies will stay … Continue reading »

Burned Areas at Risk of Flash Flooding

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — Crews and equipment were pulled out of the Happy Camp Complex over the past few days to prepare for rain and flooding. Even though crews are not actively working on the burned areas, they are monitoring the rain. It rained consistently at the Happy Camp Complex Tuesday. Rain was running down … Continue reading »

Burn Areas At Risk For Flash Flooding

MEDFORD, Ore. — The intense fire season paired with rainstorms moving into the area could be a danger to communities near burn areas. The fires have stripped the ground of any grass and plants, only leaving ash and debris in their place. With loose ground, flash floods are more likely to happen. The Oregon Bureau … Continue reading »

1″-3″ of Rain Ahead for West Side

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Well round 1 has come to an end, leaving quite an imprint over the area. Over 4″ of rain has fallen at the Coast near Brookings and over 1″ in Medford. Much of the Basin saw measurable rain as well, with Klamath Falls picking up more than a half of an inch. … Continue reading »

Woman’s Brother Survives Typhoon

[UPDATE: 11-12-13] NewsWatch12 received a call in the overnight hours that Debbie Dulcich’s brother has survived the massive storm. He was in the hard-hit area of Tacloban when the storm hit, but he and his wife were able to get on a plane out of the city to Manila. [PREVIOUS STORY] GRANTS PASS, Ore. – … Continue reading »

Local Red Cross Volunteers Head to Flood

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local Red Cross volunteers are on their way to help survivors from a devastating Colorado flood. Earlier this month, that flood killed about eight people and left hundreds without homes. Red Cross says the volunteers will help provide shelter  food and counseling. Diane Nelson, one of the local volunteers headed that way, … Continue reading »

Volunteers Get Flood Evacuation Training

PHOENIX, Ore. – The Bear Creek community is practicing how to save lives in flood situations with an emergency evacuation simulation. Community emergency response teams, or CERT volunteers, were sent out on a door-to-door exercise Saturday to see how quickly they could evacuate locals in the event of a flood. The training is called the … Continue reading »