As fall and winter weather intensifies, Lakewood residents should keep in mind a number of safety tips.
- Falling leaves and heavy rains can clog storm drains, potentially flooding neighborhood streets.
- Check storm drains near your property to make sure they are free of leaves and debris. Rake leaves away from blocked storm drains and dispose with yard waste.
- Street sweepers cannot pick up large piles of leaves, so please do not rake or blow leaves from your property into the street.
- Do not remove the grate!
- Create a family plan.
- Identify a safe route from their home, school and work to high ground, a meeting place for family members in case they are separated, and an out-of-state contact to call if local phone lines are busy or down.