Vancouver, WA – Clark County Public Works staff is prepared to respond if heavy rains cause flooding and landslides over the next 48 hours. Road crews will be watching low-lying areas for road blockages or threats to bridges, and responding to reports of slides.
People living in areas with a history of flooding or with steep slopes should pay careful attention to the situation during and after the storm, according to the county. Roads blocked by high water or slides will be barricaded if considered unsafe for travel. People should not try to drive around or move barricades.
Residents or businesses that see flood water or slides obstructing roadways should report to the Public Works Customer Service line at 360-397-2446. Life-threatening incidents must be reported directly to 911. Both numbers are staffed around the clock.
Public Works has also stockpiled sand and bags at its Operations Center, 4700 NE 78th St. in Hazel Dell, and the maintenance station at 11608-B NE 149th St. to help residents protect their property. People using the materials must bring a shovel and fill the sandbags themselves.
The county web site at www.clark.wa.gov will also offer information on road closures and other storm-related events.