The City of Fayetteville is preparing for this weekend’s impending severe storms and potential flooding and they’re asking residents to do the same.
Some flooding in the region is caused by clogged drains. City officials are asking people to assess and take action.
Take precautions now to remove any debris on your property or right-of-way that could potentially clog drainage or be swept into nearby streams, causing additional flooding.
Clear drainage ways or streams (now and in the future) of any yard debris, tree limbs, composting, etc. Leaves and grass clippings should never be disposed of in driveways, culverts, or streets because storm water pushes the debris into drainage paths – blocking drainage paths, which can increase the possibility of flooding.
Clear gutters and downspouts to ensure storm water can travel away from buildings
Do not walk, bike, or drive through flooded areas. Depths can be deceiving. Just six inches of water can flood a car or knock a person off their feet and carry them downstream. Twelve inches of water can move a vehicle. “Turn around – don’t drown!”