Fall rainstorm drenches South Sound

Residents of the South Sound were drenched by yesterday’s fall rainstorm that caused flooding throughout the area.
The Pierce County Emergency Operations Center opened yesterday in response to a flood warning issued for the Puyallup River upstream from Orting and also urban and small stream flooding.
Other minor flooding was reported in the following areas:
n Road Closure: 128th Street east of Meridian on Puyallup’s South Hill;
n 47th Ave. E – Riverside area just west of Tacoma along River Road;
n 144th and Meridian, South Hill;
n 120th Street and Pacific Avenue, Parkland;
n 121st and Canyon Road, Summit area;
n 116th S.W. and Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood;
n Lake Grove S.W. from 59th to Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood;
n Custer Road and Bridgeport Way, Lakewood;
n South Prairie Creek near South Prairie; and
n 10135 Patterson S., Parkland.
“Citizens could really help their neighbors, themselves and road crews if they would check the storm drains on the street near their properties,” Pierce County Road Operations Manager Will Kinne said. “If leaves are covering the drain, simply clear them off.”
He added: “That could make an immense difference in the amount of neighborhood flooding. It would increase traffic safety and save tax dollars.”