February 22, 2024
Baby’s toy broken by flooding. Photograph by Chris Stone

Clear-up crews had been working Sunday to clear streets of mud and particles so town of San Diego could make crucial repairs following final week’s storm.

Greater than 1,443 tons of mud, particles and trash have been faraway from areas impacted across the county by flooding, together with Southcrest, Shelltown, Mountain View, Encanto and others, in accordance with San Diego metropolis officers.

By way of the weekend, town’s stormwater crews have been clearing channels alongside thirty eighth and Alpha streets in Southcrest, Beta and Birch streets and between Akins and Imperial avenues in Encanto.

Emergency contractors continued clearing seven channel areas close to Nationwide and thirty third Road and Federal and Dwelling avenues. Groups working with town’s Environmental Companies Division are aiding with the removing and correct disposal of hazardous supplies corresponding to paint, oil and batteries, in accordance with town.

San Diego County and Cal Hearth are providing free sandbags to residents and companies in unincorporated areas for flood safety.

The county inspired the usage of sandbags as a consequence of the potential for one other storm heading to the San Diego area. Showers are anticipated to start Wednesday night time by way of Friday, with an opportunity of heavy rain hitting Thursday.

County officers suggested the general public to name forward and test sandbag availability. Some stations could have a restricted provide. An entire listing of sand and sandbag areas may be discovered at www.alertsandiego.org/en- us/restoration/sandbags.html.