Due to the Museum Fire, the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County are urging the public to take precautions during this Monsoon season.
Officials are asking residents to take the following steps and to ensure they are aware of available services during potential flooding events:
- Streets flood quickly. A car can float in as little as a foot of water. Do not attempt to cross flooded areas. Respect all traffic barricades.
- Please call 911 to report a flooding emergency.
- Do not walk through flowing water. The current in just six inches of water can sweep you off your feet.
- Seek high ground
- Do not let children play near creeks or streams when water is rising.
- Do not leave trash cans, trash, or debris in any area subject to flooding. Items will float in floodwaters and clog storm drains and stream channels.
- Residents can self-fill sandbags at two different locations:
- Joel Montalvo Little League Fields at the corner of Spruce St and 1st Avenue
- Aztec Street near Frances Short Pond.
- Pre-filled sandbags are available from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Coconino High School South Parking Lot.
- Watch this video from Coconino County to learn how to properly use a sandbag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc0q1xWpm8k
- Officials encourage residents to purchase flood insurance for the protection of their homes. More information on the purchase of flood insurance is available at www.floodsmart.gov or by contacting their insurance agent.
- The City of Flagstaff operates a small network of radio-telemetered gauges that transmit rainfall and stream flow information in real-time (as it occurs). If you would like to see this information for the various locations in the City, plus the rain gauges in the Schultz burn area, go to: www.flagstaff.az.gov/raingauges
- To view forecasts, watches, and warnings issued by the National Weather Service for northern Arizona, go to: www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/.