Flood preparations before weekend storm

Ashland, Ore — With all that wet weather headed our way a lot of people are busy preparing tonight.

In Ashland, the community emergency response team is on standby should this weekend’s rainfall reach flood stage.

City crews have been helping residents fill sand bags in anticipation of heavy rains and high winds as memories of recent flooding still linger.

“If you in the past have had flooding in your home you should be aware of that, be mindful of that and know that’s potential in the future, if you’ve had that in the past,” said CERT Coordinator Terri Eubanks.

Sand for sandbags is currently free at the Ashland city yard on Mountain Avenue and B Street, but you’ll need to bring your own bags.

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Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5. Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online. Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a BIG Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife, his daughter and their dogs Stanley and Gordi.
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