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Advisory Issued to Residents in Low-Lying Flood Areas

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release January 9, 2004
Media Contact:  
D. Peter Gleichenhaus, Director of Public Works
(650) 991-8039

Daly City
- The City of Daly City’s Public Works Department has issued an advisory to residents living in certain low-lying areas with a history of storm water flooding during heavy rainstorms. In a letter mailed January 8th, residents in certain areas in Daly City are requested to take certain preventive measures before heavy rains occur or are predicted. One safety advice is to move vehicles and other valuables out of flood-prone areas. Residents are also asked to keep drainage channels and catch basins on, or near, their properties free from debris.

“We are reminding our residents to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their properties this winter,” Public Works Director D. Peter Gleichenhaus stated.

“The Street Division is working hard to keep storm sewers and other drainage devices in the public right-of-way clog free. To further minimize the potential of flooding, we are asking our citizens to keep inlet areas near their property clean and unobstructed,” Gleichenhaus noted.

To reduce the potential of water damage, the Public Works Department is also providing sand bags in limited quantities to Daly City residents. Sand bags are available at the Corporation Yard located at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and Niantic Avenue, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., during regular workdays.

Flooded streets or mud slides should be reported immediately to the Public Works Department at (650) 991-8038 during regular work hours, or to the Daly City Police Department at (650) 991-8092 after hours. Additional information may also be found online at: www.dalycity.org/depts/public_works/pwnet/contacts.html