Residents Prepare to Leave as Rogue River Floods in Southern Oregon

StoryfulPublished: May 30, 20171 views
Published: May 30, 2017

As the Rogue River in southwest Oregon began flooding on December 15, locals were warned to prepare to leave if the waters rose higher, <a href="http://ktvl.com/news/local/residents-prepare-for-flooding-along-rogue-river" target="_blank"><span class="caps">KTVL</span> reported</a>.

Officials in Jackson and Josephine counties were <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jacksoncountyoregonem/posts/1161016213975979" target="_blank">offering sandbags</a> to protect properties against flooding.

The United States Geological Survey (<span class="caps">USGS</span>) <a href="https://waterdata.usgs.gov/or/nwis/uv/?PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060&site_no=14361500" target="_blank">reported</a> that the river was discharging more than 40,000 cubic feet of water per second on December 15 – a rise from the approximately 4,500 being discharged the day before.

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