Street flooding typically is caused by clogged storm drains, plugged culverts or obstructed roadside ditches.
Clark County residents should never blow, rake or sweep leaves and other debris onto streets, where they can block storm drains, cause flooding and create driving hazards.
Intentionally blowing, raking or sweeping leaves and other debris onto county roads is littering and violates county code.
To help prevent flooding on neighborhood streets with relatively light traffic, residents can clear clogged storm drains by standing in a safe place and using a rake or other garden tool to pull leaves and other debris from the path of flowing water.
Residents should not try to clear storm drains on busy streets. Call Clark County Public Works at (360) 397-2446 to report clogged storm drains or flooding outside of city limits.
When in doubt, play it safe and report problems to Clark County Public Works.