Monday, December 3, 2012

Sandbagging Sites Established in Salem

News Release from: City of Salem
Posted: December 3rd, 2012 4:21 PM

Due to the possibility of local flooding occurring over the next few days, the City of Salem Public Works Department has set up 11 temporary satellite sandbagging locations as follows:

West Salem
* Orchard Heights Park--Upper Parking Lot
* Roth's--1130 Wallace Road NW
* Park and Ride--Wallace Road NW--entrance north of Brush College Road NW

South Salem
* Bush's Pasture Park--Parking lot off Lefelle Street SE--lower lot near baseball field
* Fred Meyer, South Salem--3450 Commercial Street SE
* Wal-Mart, South Salem--5250 Commercial Street SE
* Courthouse Athletic Club--6250 Commercial Street SE
* Salem Chinese Evangelical Church--6836 Sunnyside Road SE

Southeast Salem
* Home Depot Hagers Grove--3795 Hagers Grove Road SE
* Lowe's Home Improvement Center--1930 Turner Road SE

Central/North Salem
* Olinger Pool--1310 A Street NE

As always, sand and sandbags are available at the City's Operations Division Complex located at 1420 20th Street SE.

The City will also deliver sand to private property upon request.

Salem residents can also help prevent local flooding when heavy rains and lots of leaves combine to clog storm drains. Simply rake leaves that have fallen in the street to the lower side of the storm drains. This helps prevent clogging until City street-sweeping crews come to your neighborhood.

Please report any local flooding or down trees to Salem Public Works Dispatch at 503-588-6333.

Contact Info: Mike Gotterba, CSP, Emergency Preparedness/Communications Manager City of Salem Public Works Department 503-588-6347,