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City Officials: Flooding Possible; Residents Encouraged to Clear Storm Drains

The City of Naperville will have crews available to monitor and address any flooding issues that are reported.

Credit: City of Naperville press release 

With temperatures on the rise and rain anticipated in the forecast, the city of Naperville is reminding residents to be aware of potential flooding conditions. 

Melting snow and rain will cause more runoff than normal as a result of the frozen ground and its inability to absorb water. With these conditions, residents should expect water will temporarily accumulate in locations near drains or in areas where drainage may be blocked by snow piles or drifts, according to a city of Naperville press release.

Naperville is encoring residents to make sure their storm drains are clear from snow, especially those drains that are located in backyards. 

"If drainage paths are blocked in yards, residents should clear the path so the water can drain as intended," according to the news release. "Homeowners should also make sure gutters, downspouts and sump pump discharge pipes are open and operating properly."

The City of Naperville will have crews available to monitor and address any flooding issues that are reported. Any unusual accumulation or ponding of water for an extended period of time can be reported to City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187. 


Doug Hitchcock February 20, 2014 at 10:55 AM
I called the number mentioned in article today and got very nice woman (Margaret?) on the phone....the storm drains on our cul-de-sac are buried under six-foot tall piles of snow plus I broke my arm last week falling on black ice in neighbor's driveway....So, I'll be patient and wait for the pros to come and free-up the storm sewers.....
Resurrected February 20, 2014 at 03:45 PM
Gerard is the flooding and rain the fault of the smart meters? Lol!!!

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