City prepares for potential flooding

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

City of Destin crews are preparing for another rain event expected later this week. City officials encourage residents in low-lying, flood-prone areas to prepare for possible flooding.

The water table is at extremely high levels in some areas of the city, according to a press release. City crews are spending the early part of this week cleaning storm drains and will be on standby throughout the rain event.

Residents are asked to monitor their property and take any precautions available to alleviate possible flooding. This includes preparing sand bags and removing debris from storm drains in rights-of-way on their property. Sandbags (limit of 10 per person) can be obtained at city hall (4200 Indian Bayou Trail) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sand is available on the east side of the city’s public services maintenance yard (3949 Commons Dr.). Be sure to bring a shovel.

Report Flooding:

To report issues during daytime business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), please call 837-4242. To report issues after hours and during weekends, please call the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch at 651-7400 and information will be relayed to the city’s on-call personnel.