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Warmer weather could lead to urban flooding

January 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Seattle’s snow days are coming to an end, as the rain and warmer weather begin to claim the nearly half foot of snow that fell in Wallingford this week. The city is now warning residents of urban flooding as the snow is likely to melt away quickly today and tomorrow.

From the City’s Emergency Operations Center:

With the thaw on the way, the City is asking residents and businesses to locate nearby storm drains in the street and  — if it’s safe —  to clear them of snow and debris. It’s the single most important thing people can do to protect their property and prevent water from pooling and creating traffic hazards.

If the drain cannot be cleared, or if the cause of the blockage or flooding is uncertain, call Seattle Public Utilities at (206) 386-1800.

The forecast now predicts rain and temperatures in the 40s through the weekend.

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