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Keep drainage features clear ahead of storms

Post Date:07/11/2017 10:47 AM

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Butler County today, July 11 until 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms will have the potential to produce rainfall rates in excess of 2 inches per hour. This rainfall falling on saturated ground will lead to the potential for flash flooding.

Rupp-Farm-FloodResidents and corporate stakeholders in the community are encouraged to be vigilant in checking to make sure nearby infrastructure designed to manage water runoff is kept free and clear of debris. Combined with leftover debris from storms that blew through the Township Friday, July 7, the storm water from this current rain event could potentially lead to flooding if proactive steps aren’t taken to clear debris from drainage features.

These blockages can negatively impact your property, your neighbor’s property and public roadways.

If you see grass clippings, branches, leaves, construction materials or any other loose material blocking access to storm water infrastructure on or near your property, please take a moment to clear these obstructions.

If you observe obstructions in the right-of-way or have questions about drainage swales, catch basins, storm drains, etc., more information is available online and issues can be reported to the Community Services department by completing a road maintenance service request. Assistance is also available by calling 777-8765 during regular business hours.

Stay tuned to radio and TV news reports for the latest weather updates, or visit www.weather.gov/iln/.

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