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 downspouts are
    directed away from foundations.
  • Ensuring that individual residential yards are adequately graded
    to allow stormwater to flow instead of pond.
  • Landscaping with native plants that 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:

For other steps to avoid and/or prepare for flooding visit FEMA's FloodSmart or SEMA's Flooding.