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Spring Forward, Change Clocks & Check Smoke Detector

 

Early Sunday morning on March 12th , Daylight Savings Time begins. We will loose time by moving our clocks forward an hour.

Even though we loose an hour it only takes minutes to check your fire alarms, change the batteries and ensure they are in good working order before spring begins.

By doing this one simple thing you can take comfort in knowing your alarms will be ready to let you know when fire danger looms.

Clark County Rain and Flooding Information

Heavy rain expected Tuesday through Saturday.  Check back here for the latest updates.

Last update: 11/18/15 1:30 PM

UPDATE:  CLARK COUNTY Flood Watch has been Cancelled…  For more information regarding this  Cancelled Flood Watch click here.

**A Message from Clark County Public Works**

With the expected arrival of another storm carrying heavy rain, and a Flood Watch for the County Wednesday evening, here are some items we want to share:

  • Most of the Flooding we have seen so far is because of leaves clogging storm drains, not because of waterways surging over their banks.
  • Please DO NOT rake, sweep or blow your leaves onto roadways where they can clog storm drains, causing flooding and create driving hazards.
  • Clark County and and the City of Vancouver  offer coupons for free leaf disposal.  These are available on both agencies websites.
  • If you see an urgent problem, call 911.  If you see an issue that does not pose an imminent threat to public safety, call Clark County Public Works for incidents outside the City of Vancouver and other city limits.  (Those numbers are listed below.)
  • Clark County does have sand and sandbags available for emergency situations.  Please call their 78th St Operations Center for more details.  (Info is below.)
  • Report down trees by calling 360-397-2446.  Crews can use chain saws to cut up trees and limbs and clear obstructions.
  • The one exception is where power is involved.  Clark Public Utilities needs to respond to those incidents.

Current Weather Information

We rely on the National Weather Service to provide us with the most up to date forecasts and detailed weather information.  This information will be updated as weather changes.

National Weather Service Forecasting Office

Current Forecast for the Region 

 

 

General Flood Warning & Precautions

  • Turn around don’t drown! Just 12 inches of rushing water isdownload enough to wash away a small car.  NWS Turn Around Don’t Drown
  • Clear street drains in your neighborhood throughout the storm.  Cleaning them just once may not be enough as the rain may wash more leaves onto the drain. Clark County Residents should not try to clear storm drains on busy streets. Call Clark County Public Works at (360) 397-2446 to report clogged storm drains or flooding outside of city limits. 
  • Keep gutters clean, watch for drainage issues around your home
  • Tips from Clark County Public Works Before, During, and After A Flood

Sandbag Information

  • DO NOT call 9-1-1 to request sandbags or inquire about public sandbag locations
  • Most large hardware and home improvement stores carry material needed for sandbags
  • Some area Public Works agencies may provide public sandbag assembly areas
    • Call Clark County Public Works  78th St Operation Center (4700 N.E. 78th st.) regarding possible sandbags and sand.  360-397-2446
    • Sandbag assembly required, remember to bring your own shovel
    • Do not reuse sandbags from previous flood
  • Sandbags are available to residents of Camas in 2 locations,
    • Operations Center 1620 SE 8th Ave
    • 4010 NW Astor Street near NW 38th Ave.
    • For More information on Sandbags in Camas click here.

Road Status: Closed or Restricted Roads

Information about flooded, impassable, or restricted roads will be posted here as information becomes available:

There are no current closures

Information Telephone Numbers & Links

Halloween, Keep your Little Ghosts and Goblins Safe


We want to make help your prepare for a fun and safe Halloween.  Here are some easy tips for you and your family for the trick-or-treat festivities.  
  • Check your local newspaper, municipality’s website, or social media feed to get updates on times for trick-or-treating (many locations offer indoor options).
  • Make sure you have several working flashlights and so that everyone can see and be seen, glow sticks and other self illuminated products are widely available.
  • Only visit houses with porch lights that are turned on!
  • Be vigilant while crossing streets, look both ways before you cross and try to cross only at corners.
  • Stay in groups and keep an eye out for each other while trick-or-treating.
  • Consider costumes that are bright and reflective.
  • Your costumes accessories should be made from soft pliable materials.
  • Do not eat any candy until you return home to your parents.
  • All parents should inspect and review all candy collected before allowing children to consume.  (feel free to collect a candy inspection tax).
  • Discard any candy that show signs of tampering and throw away any candy that is not sealed or in the original packaging.
  • After eating candy don’t forget to brush your teeth (consider a new fun Halloween themed toothbrush).
 
If you are driving this Halloween season, DRIVE SLOWLY! Children will be out and about – so keep a sharp eye for everyone on the street.
It’s supposed to be a wet Halloween this year, take necessary precautions to stay safe and dry.
Visit Terrifying Truths and Myths about Halloween for additional information.
Hope you have a fun yet safe Halloween this year!!
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