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Posted on: February 24, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Weather Advisory: Watch for Flooding & Call Us About Trees In Streets

In advance of severe weather in the Jacksonville area, residents are warned that the high winds and expected heavy rains may cause flooding in non-traditional areas. Additionally, residents can help keep streets and stormdrains clear of flooding by calling the City should they spot a downed tree in a street. Should they spot a clogged drain, residents are asked to help clear it before the storm. Call the City Streets Division if it clogs and is blocking water.

Severe weather has been forecast for the area and the high winds and expected rain could drive standing water into areas where flooding has not previously occurred. Drivers should be on watch for areas that may flood quickly, and not drive into flooded conditions.

Should residents see a downed tree in a street or road, they should call the City’s Streets Division at 910 938-5333 during business hours or 910 938-2345 after hours. City crews will be on patrol during the next few hours and will be on the watch for downed trees and flooded conditions.

Downed power lines should be reported to Jones-Onslow EMC at 1(800) 681-4146 if the line is in that district or Duke Energy at 1(800) 769-3766 if the line is in that area. For emergencies call 9-1-1.

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