High Waters

, Posted: Mon, December 3 2012 at 6:09 PM, Updated: Mon, December 3 2012 at 6:17 PM

Flooding a major fear as storm after storm soaks the Pacific Northwest and another moves in tonight. .

In our region alone major rivers overflowed their edges, urban areas experienced flash flooding and highways closed to landslides. With the ground already saturated and flood levels reached just Sunday, people are preparing for more high water across the region.

Furiously fast water creating raging rivers out of peaceful creeks.

"Everyone's yards were flooded, my yard was flooded," says Wimer resident Julie Niles-Fry. She's overwhelmed by how quickly water is traveling down Evan's Creek."The water was raging," she exclaims.

Photos sent to us by viewer Cheryl Martin Sund illustrate how high the creek came up Sunday; dangerously close to the newly re-built old Wimer bridge.
"It felt like it was just a scotch under the bridge, but it was really raging," she states.

Niles-Fry says residents are now bracing for tonight's system."They're cleaning their ditches, the culverts, they're doing it again trying to brace for it."

Over the weekend, yards flooded and landslides closed highways.

Just down the way, we're told Grant's Pass experienced a quick 9 foot rise in the Rogue River.
"It was about to this fourth one [step] and up to the tree where the garbage bag is and it was all up here," points Grants Pass resident Sylvia Marr.

She says debri got  swept up in the muddy churning current. "Seen a lot of things float by: tires, a table came up on the shore."

A cause of concern for Niles-Fry. "We fear that next rain," she states.

As the ground remains saturated and the rain returns- barely giving rivers, creeks and streams time to recover from this last round of wet weather.

And currently along the coast, the Coquille River at Coquille remains under a flood warning, at least through tomorrow.

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