Two storms heading to Bay Area
Original post made on Feb 5, 2014
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on Feb 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm
Since we have not had rain in a long time and trees are still losing their leaves, please look in the street near your house and see if the drains at the curb are or will get clogged when rain starts to fall.
If you can, rake the debris about 2 feet into the street, watch for cars, and the water will flow behind the stuff and clog the drains less. The street sweepers cannot get into the areas where cars park and there is a lot of build-up in some areas. I live in a low spot and the intersections flood unless I go out and pull the crud into the street.
on Feb 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm
Good call Susan. We can make a HUGE difference in local flooding on our own streets with some simple awareness:
- Since car tires collect leaves resulting in flooding, leave a bit more space between your sidewall and the curb.
- Also, on trash days, don't snug the bin wheels against the curb. This creates micro dams all up and down the street.
on Feb 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm
Rain At Last!! It is so welcome here. We need a lot more of it. The Rain Dancers succeeded in bringing on this rain. Hooray!!