For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, PIO, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7008
CITY CREWS AND RESIDENTS WORK TOGETHER TO PREVENT STORM FLOODING
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 www.CityofBerkeley.info/publicworks for more information.