Say "winter weather," and you probably imagine snowdrifts and snowplows and lots of very, very cold people shivering inside sweaters, jackets, and several layers of long underwear. Brrrrr.
Well, it may not snow in San Luis Obispo, but it sure can rain. Every winter brings with it the potential for flooding. In fact, although it's hard to remember as we experience this severe drought, in the not-too-distant past residents of San Luis Obispo have experienced four major floods. Get out the hip boots! And each year during normal rains, we face minor flooding in many of the low-lying areas. Water has caused a lot of expensive property damage in San Luis Obispo, as those who were unprepared know all too well.
So, what to do?
|First of all, don't panic.
And then ...get ready!
Of course, we here at Public Works do what we can to prevent damage from winter weather, making sure public highways, streets, bridges and public buildings are safe and well-maintained. But contrary to popular belief, we can't be everywhere at once.
But that's OK, because we have prepared this handy guide for you. It tells you lots of things you need to know to get ready for winter weather - before the rains come down.
And if you have any questions once you've read through this guide, you can always call us at 781-RAIN.
At the City of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department, we're ready for anything.
And you can be, too!
We have the answers to all your winter weather questions.