February 29, 2024
Flooding in Fairfield within the north San Francisco Bay space. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

As rainfall is within the forecast over the following a number of days, the Metropolis of San Diego is continuous its year-round storm preparations and taking proactive steps to forestall flooding.

Beginning Monday, the Metropolis’s Stormwater Division started inserting “no parking” indicators in low-lying or flood-risk areas, cleansing storm drains and inlets with a historical past of particles buildup, and road sweeping to scale back trash and pollution from getting into our waterways. All through the rain occasion, Stormwater workers will probably be monitoring greater than 46,000 storm drains citywide for any points.  

San Diego residents can individually put together for the rains and assist cut back the danger of flooding close to their properties and properties by taking a couple of easy steps: 

  • Sweep and choose up trash, leaves, grass clippings, and different particles that accumulate round storm drains and curb gutters close to your own home. 
  • Hold the lids securely closed on trash and recycle bins when inserting them out on the road for assortment. Place every bin roughly 2 to three toes away from the curb in order to not impede the stormwater flowing on the road. 
  • Proactively flip off irrigation to save lots of water and decrease runoff. 
  • Know the most secure routes to and from your own home or property ought to flooding happen. 
  • Decelerate and don’t drive, journey or stroll by means of flood waters. 
  • Don’t open or elevate manhole covers within the occasion of road flooding. 

Throughout the rains, a number of crews from the Metropolis’s Storm Patrol will probably be actively monitoring areas all through town and responding to incidents, resembling short-term flooding and downed timber or branches. To prioritize security for residents, the Metropolis might shut flood-prone roads forward of the upcoming storm. 

Sandbags are additionally accessible in restricted provide and might be picked up at 11 recreation facilities centrally positioned in every Metropolis Council District. Residents with identification exhibiting proof of residency can obtain as much as 10 empty sandbags.  

Because the sandbags will not be pre-filled, residents are inspired to additionally plan to purchase sand at native {hardware} shops, panorama suppliers or wherever else sand might be bought. Sandbags can be found on the areas listed under solely Monday by means of Friday from 1 to 7 p.m.

• Council District 1 – Pacific Seashore Recreation Middle, 1405 Diamond St.  

• Council District 2 (inland) – North Clairemont Recreation Middle, 4421 Bannock Ave.  

• Council District 2 (coastal) – Robb Discipline Athletic Space, 2525 Bacon St.  

• Council District 3 – Golden Hill Recreation Middle, 2600 Golf Course Drive.  

• Council District 4 – Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Middle, 6401 Skyline Drive.  

• Council District 5 – Scripps Ranch Recreation Middle, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive.  

• Council District 6 – Standley Recreation Middle, 3585 Governor Drive.  

• Council District 7 – Allied Gardens Recreation Middle, 5155 Greenbrier Ave.  

• Council District 8 – San Ysidro Neighborhood Exercise Middle, 179 Diza Street.  

• Council District 8 – Southcrest Recreation Middle, 4149 Newton Ave. 

• Council District 9 -Metropolis Heights Recreation Middle, 4380 Landis St. 

Residents ought to report storm-related points, resembling flooding or downed timber, by utilizing the Get It Achieved app or by calling 619-527-7500. If it’s a life-threatening emergency, name 911. For extra data and assets on find out how to correctly put together earlier than a storm, please go to the Metropolis’s Storm Preparedness net web page.