City prepares for possible flooding

As the snowfall tapers off over Sequim, the National Weather Service predicts that by the end of the week temperatures will rise and snow will begin to melt.

City crews are preparing for the slight chance that the melting snow might result in flooding in some areas.

“I’ve asked the city crew to start filling the 1,000 sandbags we have on hand, and I just ordered 1,000 more,” said Streets Manager Mike Brandt.

If someone sees or experiences a flooding emergency within the city limits, call the city’s Public Works Department at 683-4908 during regular business hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. During off-hours, call 360-912-7059.

City crews will do their best to bring sandbags to the flooded area.

If crews are unable to deliver the sandbags and it is an emergency situation, city residents can pick up sandbags at the City Shop, 169 W. Hemlock St.

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