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How can I prevent flooding before a storm hits?

Category: Stormwater

Reduce Flood Hazards

  • Adopt a Storm Drain - Adopt a storm drain and protect your neighborhood from flooding by keeping your drain clear of leaves. 
  • Property owners are responsible for prepping their own property to prevent flooding.
  • Clear debris and leaves from roof gutters and downspouts.
  • Test your sump pump to make sure it will be in good working order during a storm. Consider installing a pump with a battery backup for power outages.
  • Do not dump trash, yard waste, large rocks or other debris into creeks or drainage ditches, which can block the flow of water. Report dumping to the Public Works Department at 425-587-3900.
Updated 11/20/2020 2:05 PM
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