With the start of the rainy season, Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman said today that residents observing flooding or drainage problems along public streets to report it to the Police Department by calling 541-469-3118 and pressing zero (0) as soon as the message begins to reach a dispatcher.
Dispatchers are available at this number 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Upon receiving a drainage problem or flooding call, the police dispatch center will contact the appropriate public works or emergency service works to respond.
“We are requesting that all drainage and flooding calls go through this central telephone number (listed above) so we can assure that the calls are handled in a timely fashion and that we can document that action was taken,” Milliman said.
“We are also asking that anyone who observes someone depositing debris, including grass clippings and leaves, into any roadside ditch to notify police dispatch at the same number,” Milliman said. “This debris can eventually plug downstream drainage systems and cause flooding.”