Floods damaged over 100 homes in Lane County

Floods damaged over 100 homes in Lane County
Flooding along Highway 126 on Jan. 19, 2012.

EUGENE, Ore. - More than 100 homes suffered damage in last week's floods, prompting the county to declare an emergency.

Reports have already come in from Cheshire, Deadwood, Cottage Grove, Florence, Eugene, Mapleton, Junction City, Springfield, Veneta, Vida, Swisshome and West Lake, the county said.

Early damage assessments found more than $900,000 in damage to public inrastructure.

Lane County continues to work to tally damages and encourages community members and business owners to continue to report initial damages. You can report damages online at www.lanecounty.org/damages or call the Sheriff’s Office Phone Bank at 541-682-3977
Noon – 8 p.m., each day through Sunday, January 29.

The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to adopt an order for Emergency Declaration in Lane County.
This 4-0 vote, with Commissioner Pete Sorenson absent, came early Friday afternoon.

County officials plan to make a summary report on damages to the State of Oregon on Monday.