Localized flooding can occur from heavy rain events during short amounts of time.
However, residents can help reduce potential flooding by:
- Not discarding waste materials in storm drains, including
yard waste, concrete, trash, and fireworks.
- Landscaping with native plants. Native plants have longer
root systems that absorb more water.
- Ensure that french drains and down spouts are properly
directed away from foundations.
- Ensure that individual yards are properly graded to allow
stormwater to flow instead of pond.