With seven days of rain in the forecast, Metro Vancouver is at risk of further flooding when old drainage systems get strained.
Sunday night saw many Vancouverites stranded and soaked due to the flash of heavy rainfall.
The City of Burnaby says the best thing people can do is to step up and help clear leaves when they see a problem, as the city gets inundated with calls.
“A key part is during garbage days, people like to put out their garbage cans or anything that’s going in the garbage and put them right in the gutter along the back of the curb so it actually blocks the flow of the water or allows a spot to pool as well so then you get leaves pooling there. Another one that happens is parking too close to the curb and gutter, and the wheels may block them, if they park directly on a catch basin. Larger wheels can also impede the flow to get to the catch basin.” -Tony Kovacevic, Sewer Superintendent for the City of Burnaby