Greenville Prepared to Respond in the Event of Severe Weather

City officials met Monday morning

Ed Jenson
September 11, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Members of the City’s Public Works, Police, Fire, Parks & Recreation, Transportation and Public Information departments met this morning to discuss the latest forecast, ensure all necessary preparations have been made and coordinate the City’s response in the event of severe weather later today and into tomorrow.

In anticipation of the high winds and flash flooding that could occur in our area, Public Works crews spent last week cleaning out all of the City’s storm drain systems and Solid Waste crews spent the weekend picking up piles of yard waste and debris in the right-of-way. The City’s tree crews are on standby and barricades have been staged at areas of the city known to flood in heavy rain. Additionally, Public Works has set up its emergency operations center, which will be staffed for the duration of the weather event. 

While the City plans to operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, residents whose trash/recycling pickup day is Tuesday are asked to wait until early in the morning to place their containers at the curb for collection.

As for the potential for high winds and flooding, public safety officials are urging those who have to be on the road to use extreme caution, stay away from downed power lines and never attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Additionally, if a traffic signal is out, drivers should treat the intersection as a four-way stop.  

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