Governor Declares State Of Emergency For Eastern Oregon Floods Feb 7, 2020

Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency this afternoon in Union County, Wallowa County and Umatilla County because of severe flooding, landslides and erosion in Northeast Oregon.  Long sections of I-84 are closed and may be closed for up to a week because of fast-moving floods.

When a state of emergency is issued, additional state resources, emergency personnel, equipment and resources can be directed to the situation.  The state of emergency will be in effect for 30 days.  Check out this video showing some of the worst flooding and damaged areas.

Odot released this tweet with some of the affected highways and closures.

Some areas have been evacuated. Before traveling to or through the area, check Trip Check to see if the road you want to travel on is affected by a closure.

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