Remember not to blow leaves from your yard into drainage ditches and roads! Leaves and yard debris clog our stormwater system and lead to localized flooding. The Town is clearing storm drains and ditches in identified priority areas prior to the heavy rain we are expecting this evening and tomorrow, Friday, November 11th from the remnants of now Tropical Storm Nicole. Their work is made harder if leaves are intentionally blown into roads and ditches.
Blowing leaves into
ditches and roads is also a violation of the Town’s Illicit Discharge Ordinance.
If you live near a creek, stream, river, or ephemeral stream, bring in any objects you have stored outside so that rain doesn’t sweep them into the waterway, creating a debris jam. Debris jams cause localized flooding, endangering those that live close to the waterway. If you have an ephemeral stream, or a stream that only flows in wet weather, it is also a good idea to remove items that may cause blockages.
Be prepared and stay safe!