SIDE STREETS: Sandbagging must be a neighborhood effort

Some residents of Pleasant Valley are stacking sandbags against their foundation windows in hopes of preventing flashflooding from Camp Creek which runs down the center of North 31st Street. Instead, experts say every resident along the creek needs to build a substantial wall along the curb, four bags wide at the bottom and four bags high, to protect their homes. Bill Vogrin / The Gazette
Some residents of Pleasant Valley are stacking sandbags against their foundation windows in hopes of preventing flashflooding from Camp Creek which runs down the center of North 31st Street. Instead, experts say every resident along the creek needs to build a substantial wall along the curb, four bags wide at the bottom and four bags high, to protect their homes. Bill Vogrin / The Gazette
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