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A national research program announced that Oregon had 54 record breaking extreme weather events in 2012.

 

The Natural Resources Defense Council has released an interactive map that shows the number of large wildfires, inches of precipitation or record cold and hot temperatures throughout the state.

 

Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist with the NRDC says there is a direct correlation between the extreme weather events and climate change, so people need to work towards preventing disasters.

 

"On the prevention side: it's a very strong step that we can all take to say to our elected officials it's really important to limit carbon pollution. To turn the way that we get energy towards a better mix; a cleaner more renewable mix. to rely more on energy efficiency. To do that, be cause then we limit the worst effect of climate change. And one of those worst effects are those darn extreme weather events."

 

Deschutes County had record breaking precipitation in 2012 with about 5.5 inches on one day; the previous record was two inches in 2010.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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