Disasters & Accidents

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A coastal women’s group based in Newport is hopeful President Trump will not cut money from the United States Coast Guard.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, they’re concerned it could affect their local helicopter rescue unit. 

Rachael McDonald

A red Subaru Outback jumped two curbs in downtown Eugene on Saturday and landed on a parked car.

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Rising river levels could lead to floods, warn Lane County authorities.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, there are precautions residents can take ahead of any emergency. 

City of Newport

Out of Oregon’s list of unsafe dams, 2 of the 7 are in Newport. The Lower and Upper dams on the Big Creek Reservoir are deemed unsatisfactory by the state.

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Across Lane County, road crews are still cleaning up debris and damage from last December’s ice storm.  And as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the recent heavy rains aren’t giving workers much of a break.  

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Eugene residents are still cleaning up from the ice storm in December which downed hundreds of trees and put 22-thousand households in the dark. This week, the city is hosting a debrief on lessons learned.

  

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The Trump administration has issued a federal disaster declaration for Lane and Josephine counties, for damages incurred during December’s major ice storm.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’s welcome news for regional utilities, school districts, and government agencies. 

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Strong waves injured two people at the Oregon coast this weekend.
A high-surf advisory was in effect Saturday when firefighters responded to a vacation rental in Lincoln City.

Lane County Geographic Information Services.

Travelers wanting the most up-to-date information about Lane County roads have a new tool.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the app can help them avoid weather-related closures and hazards.  

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The Eugene Water and Electric Board held an open house last night.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the event followed one of the biggest outages the utility’s had to tackle. 

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