With the start of the rainy season, Brookings City Manager Janell Howard is requesting that residents observing flooding or drainage problems along public streets contact the Police Department dispatch center at 541 469-3118. 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 workers to respond.
“We are requesting that all drainage and flooding calls go through this central telephone number, 541-469-3118, so we can assure that the calls are handled in a timely fashion and that we can document that action was taken,” Howard 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,” Howard said. “This debris can eventually plug downstream drainage systems and cause flooding.”