Friday, December 18, 1964
After heavy snowfall and record rains, central Oregon was swamped with a once-every-thousand-years flood. More than 30 bridges became impassable and sections of Salemʼs surrounding highways were underwater. Water pressure from sewers shot gushing waste water out of manholes. Over 100 patients were evacuated from a hospital. After floodwater swamped a sewage treatment plant, raw sewage began flowing into the Willamette River. One man died when a bridge collapsed. The National Weather Service called it “the most severe rainstorm” in central Oregonʼs history.

State Information

Oregon Office of Homeland Security
P.O. Box 14370
3225 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97309
(503) 378-3056

Local Information

Clackamas County Emergency Management
2200 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 655-8378
Fax: (503) 655-8531

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Emergency Management
1036 SE Douglas Avenue
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Phone: (541) 440-4448
Fax: (541) 440-4470

Emergency Management City of Eugene
101 E Broadway Suite 450
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 682-5665
Fax: (541) 682-5211

City of Gresham Community Services Division
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 618-2567

Klamath County Public Health, Emergency Preparedness
3314 Vandenberg Rd
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
Phone: 541-851-3736
FAX: 541-885-3638

Marion County Emergency Management
5155 Silverton Road NE
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 391-7294 (Rumor Control Line)

Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 988-6700
Fax: (503) 988-6095

Washington County Emergency Management
1400 SW Walnut Street
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 846-7575

Portland Office of Emergency Management
1001 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 650
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-4375

Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
Division of Emergency Management

5995 Long Prairie Rd.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-3412
Fax: (503) 815-3195

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Oregon State Citizen Corps
PO Box 14370
Salem, OR 97309
(503) 378-2911

Last Updated: 08/30/2019