Waterlogged Gresham braces for wet weekend
Residents across East Multnomah County have been dealing with wet shoes all week, and according to weather forecasts, soggy conditions are expected to continue through the weekend.
The rain gage at the flagship Gresham Fire Department Station 71 at 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway, registered 1.96 inches in the past five days as of Thursday morning, Feb. 14. For the month of February there has been 3.32 inches, with even more expected in the second-half of the month.
Saturday, Feb. 16, is expected to have showers throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday the rain should continue, with a slight chance of snow. President's Day will have more chances for snow showers.
While East Multnomah County hasn't received any flood warnings, other nearby municipalities have had roads closed due to rain and landslides. Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 12, a flood warning was issued for northwestern Multnomah County, Columbia County and western Washington County, along with southwest Washington.
Any residents in need of sandbags to protect their property from flooding because of the rain can access the city of Gresham's free, fill-your-own sandbag station located at the Operations Center, 2123 S.E. Hogan Road. The station is open 24 hours and provides bags, sand and shovels for home or private use only.
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