Heavy rain is expected to fall in the Portland area on Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement, stating that 1 to 3 inches of rain is predicted for Sunday. The statement also says that local streams may flood as well as some localized flooding from leaf-clogged drains.
Johnson Creek may potentially run high or possibly flood. Anyone near the creek should use caution and particularly stay away from the stone liners on the creek bank. The creek can flow swiftly and anyone in the water could become trapped in submerged logs.
On June 2, 2010, a 15-year boy drowned after jumping in Johnson Creek at the concrete dam and spillway at Tideman Johnson Park, OregonLive reported.
Both City of Milwaukie and City of Portland have sand bag resources available for the public.
- Click here for Milwaukie’s flood sandbag information.
- Click here for Portland’s flood sandbag information.
Here is the National Weather Service Portland, OR Special Weather Statement:
839 PM PDT SAT OCT 8 2016 ...HEAVY RAINFALL OVER NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON SUNDAY... A SLOW MOVING FRONT DROPPING SOUTHWARD THROUGH SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON WILL LEAD TO A VERY WET SUNDAY. RAIN OVER SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THIS EVENING WILL MOVE VERY SLOWLY SOUTHWARD INTO NORTHWEST OREGON LATE TONIGHT...INCLUDING THE PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO AREA. LOCATIONS BETWEEN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTH OF LINCOLN CITY TO MT HOOD CAN EXPECT SEVERAL HOURS OF STEADY...MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ON SUNDAY. RAIN WILL END FROM THE NORTH SUNDAY EVENING...AND DIMINISH ACROSS LANE COUNTY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS PEAKING AS HIGH AS 5 INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE NORTH OREGON COAST RANGE AND THE NORTH OREGON CASCADES. THIS LONG DURATION RAINFALL EVENT WILL LIKELY LEAD TO PONDING OF WATER IN ROADWAYS AND INTERSECTIONS...AND SOME URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING. THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE IN LOW-LYING AREAS SUCH AS UNDERPASSES AND LOCATIONS AFFECTED BY CLOGGED STORM DRAINS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THE FORECAST AS NEW DATA ARE RECEIVED. FOR THE LATEST FORECAST INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND.