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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Monsoon Awareness and Flooding

City of Flagstaff Arizona Established 1882

Monsoon Awareness and Flooding

The monsoon is upon us and the City of Flagstaff Stormwater Management Section would like to make the public aware of precautions and services provided by the City.

  • 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.
  • For street or right-of-way flooding concerns, please call Public Works 213-2100.
  • If you have private property flooding concerns, the Stormwater Management Section will investigate and may be able to help. Please contact Amanda Richardson at 213-2470.
  • Please 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.
  • Sandbags can be obtained on Aztec Street near Frances Short Pond. The sandbag filling area is not manned and residents will need to bring shovels to fill sandbags if there are not pre-made bags available.   
  • Contact your property insurance agent to see if a flood insurance policy would help you. Even if you’re not in the mapped floodplain, you may be subject to flooding from local drainage.
  • Talk to us about protecting your house or business. There are ways to modify your building to minimize flood damage.
  • 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/

Let’s make this a safe monsoon season!

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