Emergency Management

Citizens can play a significant role in alleviating urban flooding
Posted By Sheri Badger on Nov 14th, 2001 at 2:17 AM

Tacoma, WA – November 14, 2001 – Citizens can play a significant role in alleviating urban flooding that is resulting from heavy rainfall yesterday and today. Pierce County Road Operations Manager Will Kinne said much of the flooding that is occurring at intersections throughout the county is caused by clogged storm drains. “Citizens could really help their neighbors, themselves and road crews if they would check the storm drains on the street near their properties. If leaves are covering the drain, simply clear them off,” he said. “That could make an immense difference in the amount of neighborhood flooding. It would increase traffic safety and save tax dollars.”

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