Weather forecast raises flooding concerns — Clear those drains!

There are 80,000 storm drains in the City of Seattle, and many of them are currently clogged by snow and debris.

This is a problem on a good day, but with all that snow and ice melting PLUS a forecast full of rain, flooding is a major concern.

The City is asking that everyone pitch in with the drain clearing effort, enlisting Mayor Mike McGinn to get help the word out via the following videos from the Seattle Channel.

Here’s the Mayor explaining the importance of clearing storm drains before today’s rains:

And here he is clearing a drain himself: