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POTENTIAL FLOODING IN CLE ELUM
Due to the heavy snow fall this year and the threat of warmer weather, there is a possibility of flooding in Cle Elum. Flooding can occur anywhere not just by rivers and streams. In the event of flooding, City crews will be out marking hazards in roadways, clearing debris from street and keeping drains clear. The City will also provide a sandbag station at 915 E Second Street (the old Price Chopper Parking Lot) for citizens to use and fill bags with sand. The city will announce when the sandbag station is supplied with sand and sandbags and ready for use. People should bring a shovel, work gloves and someone to help with the bags, which can weigh up to 40 pounds each.
All citizens are encouraged to be prepared for flooding anywhere at anytime and to take measures to help themselves as City crews will be busy and unable to help individual homes or business owners.
More tips on how to prepare for a flood can be found on the Counties web-site at: http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/public-works/flood/before.aspx
Winter time can be a beautiful time of year in the City of Cle Elum: however, living in the “Heart of the Cascades” can sometimes bring heavy snow and other types of severe weather events. The following will familiarize you with some of the City’s policies related to winter conditions.