Debra Sinick

Is Your Kirkland Street In Danger of Flooding This Winter?

In Kirkland WA, Safety and Disaster Preparedness on October 20, 2009 at 3:03 pm
Kirkland Street filling with water

Kirkland Street filling with water

I know my street is, if someone doesn’t watch the storm drains. Remember the torrential downpour on Saturday morning? The neighborhood boys, Jack and Jordan, knew how to have fun when the skies opened up.  Armed with their rubber boots, they checked the street out as it began flooding.  The two storm drains in the cul-de-sac were clogged, causing a “new body of water” to develop on my Kirkland street.  Unfortunately for the boys, my husband unclogged the storm drains before the street overflowed. The water was beginning to cover the sidewalk.

Kirkland Street Filling up with Water

Kirkland Street Filling up with Water

Unclogging the storm drain

Unclogging the storm drain

There are about 9500 storm drains in the City of Kirkland.  It’s all but impossible for the city to get to everyone of them each time the skies rain down on us so Kirkland has a program called “Adopt A Storm Drain.” You can “adopt” a storm drain on your street or in your neighborhood by checking it each time there’s a heavy rain.  If the drain is clogged with leaves or debris, all you have to do is get a rake and clean the drain off.  Pretty simple, a lot less of a mess than letting the drains stay clogged, and the neighborhood kids will still speak to you!

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