Updates From Our Neighbors

We have reports of Nedonna Creek washing across 101 and a neighbor’s house in danger on the creek.  The pictures of the creek are from Saturday afternoon.
This afternoon from The Tillamook County Pioneer
We just heard from two readers who say a culvert may have blown on Highway 101, just north of Neah-Kah-Nie High School on the north end of Rockaway Beach near the entrance to Nedonna Beach. … One said there’s deep water and debris all over the roadway and that “small cars probably won’t be able to make through, very soon.” We told ODOT and will post when we learn more. … Probably best to avoid the area altogether for now. The Miami-Foley Road is open.

Charleen Hakala reports on her home
“We live on 101 on Nedonna Creek and we are freaking out. Because the culvert is plugged the creek is backing up causing the creek to errode our property, especially in the back. Our back deck is hanging in mid air over the creek and the bank is now only 4 feet from the back of the house. We have talked to ODOT and they say they are aware of the problem. Meanwhile the creek is flowing down hwy. 101 flooding the roadway.”

Rockaway Beach is collecting data on flood damage
City of Rockaway Beach Emergency Management/City Hall is collecting preliminary data regarding damage to individual and business property related to the weather storms from Dec. 7-9. This includes damage from flooding, rain and landslides/mudslides.
Impacted individuals and business owners must report damages to Rockaway Beach Emergency Management/City Hall in order for the City to be considered to receive financial assistance. The City will document the information on specified forms and forward to the State for analysis

Neighbors report water issues
Neighbors from various locations in Nedonna Beach have reported water issues over the past few days.  Contact the city with questions and concerns about water issues at 503-355-2291
If you have any information from Nedonna, please share it with us. 

December 13 Update – High Water and Wet

I had a chance to get over to Nedonna Beach yesterday. Roads were clear enough to get to Nedonna Beach from Portland via Hwy 6. There are some rough spots on Hwy 6 but they are marked. Hwy 101 between Garibaldi and Twin Rocks appears to be the most volatile at this point. 101 north continues to be closed at Jetty Fishery. Remember to check https://tripcheck.com before heading out.

Although we did not have the wide spread flooding that we saw in Rockaway on the news, Nedonna Beach is wet and continues to get more water. The ground is saturated from precipitation, high water from the creek and pond, and a rise in ground water due to the very high tides.

In addition, there is a creek running across 101 between Beach and Scenic Ave that is putting even more water into the southeast part of the neighborhood. The problem caused by a severely blocked culvert. Mud has washed across the railroad tracks below 101. ODOT is looking into the blocked culvert and issue on the highway.

The majority of homes and roads in Nedonna Beach are okay – just really wet.

If you have ongoing water issues or regular puddling or standing water on your property or around your home, you should check on your property. Culverts and empty properties are filling and slowly receding with each round of rain.

Geneva between Adah Hidy and Riley
There are large pools of water across the road on Geneva between Adah Hidy and Riley. Homes on the west side of David and both sides of Geneva had some standing water around foundations. People were reporting water in garages (especially those with a driveway that slopes down to the garage) and sheds without foundations.

Nedonna Avenue at Park, and David and Geneva between Park and Section Line
Water covers the road during heavy rains. Culverts full.

Neighbors in Nedonna on Saturday were checking on their homes and contacting neighbors as needed. The Red Cross checked the neighborhood on Saturday as part of their response in Rockaway.

I took several pictures yesterday but will not be able to upload them until this evening.

Cheryl 🙂