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Free Sandbags Available at 15 Salem Locations

Prepare well and prevent problems if the water continues to rise.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Heavy rains and rising streams are predicted in the Salem area later this week. Public Works staff are monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed.

Free sand and sandbags remain available at 15 locations:

West Salem Orchard Heights Park Orchard Heights Road NW
Sather Park (undeveloped) Willie Way NW between Barnabas St NW and Lottie Lane NW
Park & Ride Wallace Road NW and Brush College Road NW

South Salem Public Works Operations 1410 20th Street SE
Bush Park Lefelle Street SE and Capitol Street SE
South Salem High School 1910 Church Street SE
Fred Meyer, South Salem 3450 Commercial Street SE
WalMart, South Salem 5250 Commercial Street SE
Courthouse Athletic Club 6250 Commercial Street SE
Salem Chinese Evangelical Church 6836 Sunnyside Road SE

East Salem Lowe's 1930 Turner Road SE
Home Depot 3795 Hagers Grove Road SE
Swegle Elementary School 4485 Market Street NE

Central/North Salem Olinger Pool 765 14th Street NE
Ferry Street at 25th Street SE

Go to and click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right corner. Sandbag locations are identified on the map and are also available on the Sandbags tab.

Here are other actions Salem residents can take:

Concerned about stream levels in your area? Go to and click on EMERGENCIES in the upper right corner and select the Stream and Rainfall Monitoring button to get real-time reporting on current streams and weather.

Ensure storm drains in your area are clear of leaves and other debris.

Report local flooding or other water, sewer, tree, and traffic issues to Public Works Dispatch at 503 588-6333.

The EMERGENCIES page also includes information on Salem road closures as well as links to Polk County and Marion County road closures, Willamette River level/projections, Salem weather, ODOT conditions, and Salem area traffic cameras.

Source: City of Salem Public Works


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