For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, PIO, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7008


Berkeley, California (Tuesday, October 13, 2009) - As the first big storm of the season batters the Bay Area, City of Berkeley crews from the Public Works Department and the Forestry Division of the Parks Department are busy cruising the streets. Crews are responding to reports of flooding from customers and are on the lookout for trouble spots that need clearing.

Residents who wish to report clogged storm drains, flooding, or other urgent storm matters should call 981-6620.

Residents wishing to use sand bags to temporarily build up existing water barriers on private property can pick them up at any Berkeley fire station or at the City’s Corporation Yard.

Station 1: 2442 Eighth Street

Station 2: 2029 Berkeley Way

Station 3: 2710 Russell Street

Station 4: 1900 Marin Avenue

Station 5: 2680 Shattuck Avenue

Station 6: 999 Cedar Street

Station 7: 3000 Shasta Avenue

Corp Yard: 1326 Allston Way

If you have already adopted a drain through the City’s program, or see a drain you can easily and safely clear of clogging debris, please take the necessary steps. Please visit the Adopt-A-Drain program page for more information.