The incidence of flooding is very dependent on road and property elevations and weather and drainage systems. Certain locations are prone to flooding and during certain weather events, flooding will occur. Often it is a temporary situation and clears up within 24 hours. The drainage systems are designed to handle a certain flow within a period of time. If conditions exceed that design capability, flooding will occur.
An area with significant flooding issues generally has standing water at the location 24 hours after a rain event. If water does not exist at the location 24 hours after a rain event, it is determined that, although flooding occurs, it is temporary and therefore within the design capability of the system.
The Town is continually updating its database of problem areas and, as resources allow, will address these problem areas. Flooding can also occur without a rain event in times of unusually high tides.