SALEM, Ore. — As flooding continued to affect areas in the Willamette Valley on Wednesday, first responders were ready to rescue those stranded by the rising waters.
In Salem, a person who is wheelchair-bound needed help in the Wallace Marine Park area, according to police. Firefighters paddled out to the man’s location and brought him to safety.
Also, on Wednesday a woman was rescued from Mill Creek in Salem. Crews found her at about 14th Street NE and Center Street NE. She was taken to the hospital and was in critical condition, according to Salem Fire.
In Albany, two people reported they were stranded on Simpson Park Trail. Albany Fire Water Team members went out on rafts and helped the two people out.
Extensive flooding has affected Benton, Lane and Linn counties, leading to the closure of some roads including Highway 34 in Corvallis.
Earlier this week, flooding led to evacuations in Lane County. On Monday, firefighters had to use a boat to save two people and a cat from an RV that was surrounded by water.
A Flood Watch is in effect Thursday for the Salem, Portland, and Vancouver areas.
Tap here for a weather service interactive map of current river levels.
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