What does the city's storm water system consist of?

The city maintains more than 471.6 miles of stormwater pipe, 16,000 catch basins, over 3700 outfalls, over 200 miles of ditches, 22 stormwater ponds as well as 16 pump stations and the flood wall system downtown. Norfolk also provides quarterly street sweeping for every roadway with curb and gutters throughout the city. The Division of Storm Water Management repairs and cleans these structures as needed. When excessive rain causes flooding, the city responds to flooding complaints and cleans out clogged storm drains during the precipitation event.

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1. What can you do about street flooding?
2. Do I need flood insurance?
3. What is the difference between a firm map and a surge map?
4. What is my flood zone?
5. Are there grant programs available to assist with flood mitigation (elevation, flood proofing, etc.)?
6. What are my responsibilities as a homeowner?
7. What does the city's storm water system consist of?
8. Are the washer, dryer, furnace and water heater above potential flood levels?
9. Is the main electric Switchbox located above potential flood levels?
10. How should I clean up after a flood?
11. What do I do with my storm debris?
12. What if my car gets towed during a storm event?
13. How can I prevent mold growth?
14. What if the flood water contains sewage?
15. What is the best way to clean floors, wooden furniture, and other surfaces contaminated with flood waters?
16. How should I clean clothing, bedding, other fabrics and paper items contaminated with flood waters?
17. What is a 100 year flood?
18. What is a 2 year storm? A ten year storm?