With spring finally here and summer around the corner, we remind families that flash flooding is a real possibility. Flash flooding is often the result of heavy rainfall that can cause rivers to rise and flow faster and/or overwhelm local drainage.
We remind families to review their emergency preparedness plans, including a list of items needed in the event that evacuation becomes necessary. A brochure that provides guidance on flood levels and evacuation notices is available using the link on the left side of this page. Also found on this page are links to information concerning the Cedar River.
Best management practices (BMPs) are essential to managing the rainfall that we receive in our community. What is a BMP? They come in many shapes and sizes. Some names of BMPs that you may recognize are rain gardens, permeable pavements, bio retention cells, buffer strips or vegetated filter strips. For more information please see the 2015 Stormwater Best Management Practices Brochure. Installing a rain barrel can help you capture rainwater from your roof to reuse for gardening and other activities. It can help reduce flooding too.
Please help our community be safe and protect your families by being prepared for potential flooding and being a part of the effort to manage rainfall to reduce flooding.