February 17 2020
Pendleton – On Saturday, February 8th, the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office reported there were successful evacuation efforts using two helicopters in areas affected by county flooding. Helicopters provided by the National Guard and Umatilla County Search and Rescue personnel both worked on these missions.
A total of 16 people were evacuated from the Bingham Road area. Five people were evacuated from the Mill Creek area.
More evacuations are planned for Sunday, February 9th.
After waters recede, people will start working on after-flood recovery efforts. Here are some important things to remember during clean up:
For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability, call 711 (TTY and other services are available). For VRS, please call 1-866-337-4262
Many roads in the county are still closed due to high water or damage. Do not drive around road-closed signs as roads are impassable and you could interfere with ongoing rescue efforts.