The City of Salem and Marion County have unveiled a new website where local
residents, and visitors to the area can find information regarding the August 21
eclipse. Starting now, people can go to SalemAreaEclipse.info for informational
articles ranging from What Local Government Agencies Are Doing to Prepare for
the Eclipse, to 10 Things Businesses Should Know when Preparing for The Eclipse.
There is even an article about the rules of flying a drone in Salem.
"This website is a key component to our communication strategy," says
Kenny Larson, Communications Manager for the City of Salem. "We'll continually
update this site with new information as it becomes available."
are encouraged to bookmark SalemAreaEclipse.info, or add it to their favorite
news reading app.
"We needed a single place where people could find
safety, traffic, and general eclipse information for the region in and around
Salem." adds Jolene Kelly, Public Information Officer for Marion County. "We've
made sure to include content for both visitors and locals alike."
and state agencies estimate that 250,000 to 500,000 people could come to the
area to view the eclipse. Visitors to area are expected to arrive in force up to
a week before August 21. Heavy traffic, large crowds, and cell network
congestion are expected.