Flooding And Hail In Southern Oregon

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Thu, September 5 2013 at 11:28 PM, Updated: Thu, September 5 2013 at 11:41 PM

 Photos of hail and flooding in Central Point and Hugo came into the NBC 5 newsroom 

 At around 3:30 pm heavy  rainfall  dropped dime sized hail and flooding roughly a foot of water.

"It was the most intense storm me or my staff have seen in six years of being in this building."

Business owners in Central Point dealt with the flash flood in their driveways and parking lots but say they didn't mind the mini storm.

"It's just nature."

Jerry White owner of Jerry's Custom Meats was ready with his shovel to scoop out the 6 foot deep flood in his driveway.

"It was good one almost flooded into the back door."

 NBC 5's meteorologist Adam Colpack says we're seeing this weather just for now, it should be gone within a couple of days.

"I'm glad for the fires it keeps the fire danger down."

Much needed moisture after a dry summer which caused thousands of acres to burn in Southern Oregon after lightning strikes.

This time just a whole lot of water.

We talked to Fire District 3 and they said there were a couple of small lightning sparked fires but with moisture they've been extinguished immediately.

And Douglas County received over 500 lightning strikes that did cause a few fires but were also put out because of the rain.


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Roma Villavicencio

NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.

She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.

Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.

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