Pump stormwater to:
YARD OR STREET
The extreme weather conditions we have been experiencing have resulted in many Nibley residents having water in their homes and basements. As residents work to pump this water from their homes, it is apparent that much of this water is being dumped into the City’s sewer system. Please do NOT discharge floodwater or groundwater into the sewer system. The City’s sewer system is currently receiving more water than it has ever handled before. Nibley City is concerned that the system could become overwhelmed, which would result in raw sewage backing up into homes. It has been reported that this scenario is already happening in Wellsville. Please use hoses or other methods to divert floodwaters into streets and stormwater systems rather than floor drains, sinks, tubs or manholes.
If you discover water or sewage coming UP through your drain notify us IMMEDIATLEY 435-752-0431
Sandbag Filling Station: for residents currently needing sandbags to manage stormwater on their personal property you may fill them for FREE at the Public Works Yard 625 W 3200 S currently available M-F during regular business hours. If you have an immediate need for sandbags to manage water in an emergency situation beyond business hours call city hall 435-752-0431 and follow the prompts to reach the on call employee-Printable Map-
Clear raingutters from debris including ice, use heat tape (available at hardware stores) to melt the ice.
Evaluate the slope in and around your home, and determine with your neighbors the best way to manage the stormwater collected on your properties. Please be aware of and considerate of your neighbors, as a property owner you are held responsible for water redirected on your property to another location.
Water in Home:
If water has filled a window well or basement, depending on the amount use a shop vac or sump pump to relocate the water. If running a sump pump monitor the operation closely, make sure that the outlet hose appropriately redirects the water and that the pump has not tripped a breaker. If there is significant water reaching electrical outlets DO NOT TOUCH WATER until breakers have been switched off. Disaster clean up professionals my need to be involved in extreme cases.
More Homeowner Storm-Water Management:
City Stormwater System: our public works crew has inspected our stormwater system from grates to retention basins and water is flowing as designed from Nibley City Streets to retention ponds. The Public Works department will continue to monitor the stormwater system especially during any major weather event. If you discover a blocked or backed up stormwater grate or water breaching retention basins please notify us immediately. (after hrs On Call available through main # 752-0431)
What is the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service?
Flash Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.
Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.
Flood Watch: Be Prepared:A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.
Flood Advisory: Be Aware: An Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
Action Steps from FEMA
Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.
Steps to Take
Prepare Your Home
Flood Warning = "Take Action!" Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.
Steps to Take
LINKS National Weather Service & UDOT:
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