As the big day approaches, governments and scientists alike are mobilizing to avoid actual tragedy. Even the U.S. space agency NASA intervened earlier this month, posting a nearly hour-long YouTube video debunking apocalyptic points, one by one.
You may have noticed the high water raging through Douglas County right now. With all of the percipitation in a short period of time, the water level has risen, but officials say it's not at the flood stage.
Heavy rain from a slow moving storm is forecast to push the Coquille River to flood stage and threatens to send other creeks and small rivers over their banks in Douglas and Coos counties, the National Weather Service said.