Storm information from Lake Forest Park Public Works

Sunday, September 29, 2013


In Lake Forest Park, the fall can bring heavy rain and high winds. When heavy rain or high winds are forecast, the City’s Public Works crews are ready to remove the fallen trees from the road. If wires are on the ground, call 911. Police will ensure citizen safety and contact the proper agencies.

You are part of the team, too! Your participation and awareness can help. Here is how:

  1. Clear your sidewalk and nearby street drains of leaves. Do not remove the grate from the storm drain opening – this does not unclog the system and creates a hazard for everyone. Place your leaves in a yard waste container or compost bin, not on the street.
  2. Listen to the weather forecast. Have a plan in case severe weather strikes.
  3. When a heavy rain or wind storm hits, don’t drive if you don’t have to. Having fewer cars on the street during and after a storm makes it easier to clear the streets of fallen trees.
  4. Watch for and obey “Street Closed” signs. They are placed by crews for your safety.
  5. Stay away from downed power lines.
  6. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  7. If you haven’t already done so, build a Basic Emergency Supply Kit (more informantion here.

If localized flooding is severe and you are unable to clear the drain, call City Hall at 206-368-5440 during business hours or, after hours, call 206-296-8100.


1 comments:

Anonymous,  September 29, 2013 at 7:40 PM  

Driving, walking or bicycling past Road Closed signs is illegal and could get you a criminal citation. They are there for a reason. It's amazing how many people do NOT obey the signs.

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