• City of Moscow Preparing for Potential Flood Events

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    January 17, 2017
    Due to significant snow accumulation over the past month and the potential for warmer weather and increased precipitation expected during the upcoming week, the City of Moscow is preparing for potential flood events.  Preparation includes mobilizing equipment and resources to manage localized ponding of water in low-lying areas and/or locations where culverts and storm drains may be covered with snow and ice. 
    Important information the City would like to provide to residents includes the following:
    • Evaluate snow accumulation on personal and business properties and clear snow and ice accumulations from any catch basins or yard drains to allow melting water access to the storm drain system. 
    • With the forecasted rain, snow loads on roofs will become much heavier.  It is recommended that snow on roofs be evaluated and removed to avoid damage or collapse. Snow may not be cleared from roofs onto public streets, sidewalks, and alleys without authorization from the City.  Residents are asked to exercise extreme caution when removing snow from roofs.
    • Given the potential for water and ice accumulation on roads already covered in snow and ice, streets may become extremely slick.  Please use extra care, caution and time when driving.
    Should localized flooding occur, the City has a large supply of sand and bags that are available to residents free of charge.  The City will supply the materials and citizens are asked to fill the bags they need.  For sand and bags please visit the City of Moscow Street Shop at 650 N. Van Buren Street. For more information please call 208.883.7097. 
    The City of Moscow will continue to monitor conditions and weather predictions and provide updated information as conditions warrant.
    Tyler Palmer, Deputy Director of Operations
    tpalmer@ci.moscow.id.us, 208-883-7096