Kitsap County News

  
9/16/2019

Kitsap Ready​!

Kitsap County wants you to be prepared and not scared for community disasters and other emergencies. Follow us for the remainder of the month, as we provide you with helpful tips on staying informed, planning ahead, and taking action. Let's get #KitsapReady!

Tip # 1- Preparing for the rain

Clear fallen leaves to prevent local flooding

Fall weather is here, and the rainy season is about to begin.  Storm drains clogged with leaves can cause local flooding of roads and private property.

How to prevent clogged storm drains 

  • Keep neighborhood storm drains free of leaves and debris. 
  • If you see a clogged storm drain, use a rake, shovel handle or stick to clear the drain. 
  • If this does not help, report the blockage on Kitsap County's new, easy to use app: See Click Fix.
  • NEVER remove a storm drain lid or attempt to clean a drain located in a busy street. 
  • Do not wade into water when you are unsure of the depth.

Check your gutters and downspouts 

  • Clear gutters and downspouts of leaves and debris. 
  • Replace leaky or broken gutters. 
  • Make sure downspouts are directed away from your house.

Disposing of leaves

  • Dispose of leaves by turning them into compost for your garden, putting them in curbside yard waste bins, or taking them to local composting facilities.
  • If you use a landscaping company, ask the landscaper to take the leaves with them. 

Do not blow or sweep leaves into the road, ditches or storm drain.

Questions?

For questions, to report blocked storm drains, or for flooding issues, use the new See Click Fix app, call 360.337.5777  or email: help@kitsap1.com

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