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Flood prevention and tips

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  • Do not attempt to drive through standing water.
  • Test your sump pump to make sure it works before a storm hits.
  • Clear storm drains and grates of debris.  This could prevent street flood during a storm.
  • Clean sediment, debris and rocks from driveways, roadway culverts, and swales. Clogged culverts can cause flooding on driveways and roads.
  • Clear leaves from roof gutters and downspouts.
  • Do not dump trash, grass clippings, wood, rocks or other debris into streams or drainage ditches.  This will block the flow of water.
  • Do not disturb natural vegetation on steep slopes and streams. Plants slow stormwater runoff, filter pollutants, and stabilize the earth so it won’t erode.
  • Keep in mind that by design it is normal for some parking lots, streets and streams to fill with water.  
Last Updated on Friday, 04 March 2011 15:42