Jackson County's "Safer at Home" Recovery Plan which provides guidelines for reopening is now in effect. Stay up to date on the guidelines and local information at cityofLS.net/coronavirus.

Flooding Information

Image of a flooded residential area.Localized flooding can occur from heavy rain events during short amounts of time. 
Residents can help reduce potential flooding by:

  • Properly disposing of waste items such as leaves, grass
    clippings, branches, trash, concrete and fireworks rather than
    illegally disposing of these items in storm drains.
  • Ensuring that french drains and down spouts are properly
    directed away from foundations.
  • Ensuring that individual residential yards are properly graded
    to allow stormwater to flow instead of pond.
  • Landscaping with native plants, which have longer root 
    systems that absorb more surface water.

Flash flooding can also occur from heavy rains during short amounts of time.
Residents can help ensure personal safety during flooding by:

  • Not driving through ANY depth of flood waters. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN. 
  • Keeping children and pets away from flood waters.
  • Reporting flooded streets to Public Works.

Current rain gauge information can be found on the following websites:

Other steps you can take to avoid and/or prepare for flooding can be found on FEMA's FloodSmart website.