Flooding Information

Image of a flooded residential area.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.