Many of the flooding problems during the rainy reason is due to clogged storm sewers.
In a matter of minutes clogged storm drains flooded several areas of Santa Ana during Tuesday afternoon’s rain. In the photo, flooding of Rio Oro
Litter accumulating in the storm sewers and drains and the inability – in some cases to even bother – by the municipality to keep them clean can quickly become an emergency.
The latest was in Santa Ana, on Tuesday afternoon, when clogged storm sewers in several parts of the community on the west side of San Jose, generated panic for residents of Salitrillos and Rio Oro, among others.
The downpours meant the water levels rose in seconds, flooding a number of homes. The main street, the ‘old road’ at