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Keep Inlets Clear to Prevent Street Flooding

In preparation for potential heavy rainfall, the City’s Street Division conducted inlet patrol today. Crews inspected low-lying areas and cleared inlets as needed.

In the event of street flooding, the City is asking the public to help clean the inlets and storm drains in front of their residences or businesses. Use a rake or a shovel to clear leaves, limbs, and debris from the storm drain. Do not put your feet or hands into the storm drain because of potential hazards that have collected in the drain. Do not try to remove the grate, only the debris on top of the grate. The best time to inspect the storm drain in front of your house or business is prior to a rain event and right after a rainstorm. If a clogged storm drain cannot be cleared, notify the City that help is needed. 

City supervisors and employees will be monitoring the rain event and will respond as necessary.