Norfolk prepares for possible flooding

Posted at 6:41 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 18:41:57-04

Norfolk, Va. - Clogged drains are a problem when it storms.

That why city officials were near Sewells Point Road and Princess Anne Road in Norfolk working to clear this drain out.

City officials say they clear out ditches and drains daily, but they sent us a list of about 17 locations that get extra attention because they are prone to flood.

One truck acts like a vacuum and sucks out debris, dirt and trash that gets clogged.

All the preparation is in hopes of preventing roads from flooding.

It was fun for some of the kids in the Larchmont neighborhood on Saturday, but a little concerning for some drivers when the flood water was higher than normal.

Right now city leaders say they`re also checking pump stations to make sure they are operating properly and fueled just in case these systems are put to the test in coming days.