Strathcona County was hit hard with flooding in the spring.
 
This fall, the county is trying to work ahead to help residents avoid a repeat of the massive flooding outbreaks.
 
Director of transportation and agriculture services Ryan Wilson is hoping that residents will take the time to make sure their culverts and storm drains aren't plugged with debris as winter arrives.
 
"We do appreciated when home owners take some time to clear the leaves and stuff from those to make sure the water and any other debris can drain," said Wilson. "Those are the sort of items that, once they freeze in and block, they cause us all kinds of issues once we get back into the March and April time."
 
In April, Strathcona County was forced to use 2500 sand bags and 650 tons of sand to prevent home damage from the flooding.
 
 
Tips from Strathcona County to protect your property from potential drainage issues include regularly checking culverts and storm drains, clearing debris out of eavestroughs and making sure sump pumps are working.
 
 

 

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