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Emergency Preparedness

Posted on: March 5, 2014

[ARCHIVED] - Forecasts Predict Wet Weather -

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain for tonight, which is a good reminder to be prepared for floods.

To prevent any localized flooding, residents can help out by keeping the storm drains near their homes clear of debris and leaves. For larger stormwater issues, call the City of Issaquah’s Public Works Operations Department at 425-837-3470.

Residents and business owners can also prepare for major floods by:

• Reviewing the City’s flood information.

• Determining if you are in a flood-prone area. Call 425-837-3400 or visit our maps center.

• Updating flood plans for your family or business, which should include emergency phone numbers, the safest route to higher ground and a process for how your neighbors will notify each other.

• Purchasing flood insurance to protect your property.

• If needed, requesting free sand and bags from the City of Issaquah. For more information, call 425-837-3470.

In the future, if the City was to reach a significant flood phase, information will be posted via social media, TV Channel 21, radio station 1700 AM and the city’s Web site.

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