Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:19 am
Floods can happen anywhere – Are you prepared?
Even if you feel that you live in a community with a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Just because you have not experienced a flood in the past, does not mean you won’t in the future. Flood risk isn’t just based on history; it’s also based on a number of factors including rainfall, topography, flood-control measures, river-flow and tidal-surge data, and changes due to new construction and development.
Current sandbag and sand locations within Yavapai county: (Must fill your own – Please bring a shovel)
- Yavapai County Public Works yard in Prescott – 1100 Commerce Drive, Prescott
- Yavapai County Verde Valley Public Works yard – 4000 West Cherry Road, Verde Valley
- Prescott Fire Station – 333 White Spar Rd, Prescott
- Prescott Fire Station – 1980 Club House Drive, near the airport, Prescott
- Prescott/Central Fire Station – 1700 Iron Springs Road, Prescott
- Central Yavapai Fire Station – 4125 W. Outer Loop Rd, Prescott
- Central Yavapai Fire Station PV – 8555 E Yavapai Rd, Prescott Valley
- Williamson Valley trailhead 308 – 347 across from Granite Oaks Dr, 7 miles North of Ironsprings Rd
- Mayer Fire Station – 10001 South Miami Street, Mayer
- Black Canyon Fire Station – 35050 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City
- Ashfork Fire – 4702 5th Street, Ashfork
- Seligman Fire – Hey 86 and 2nd Street
- Verde Valley Fire St 31, 2700 Godard Road Cottonwood
- Verde Valley Fire St 32, 1120 S. Pagesprings Road, Cornville
- Sedona Fire – Sedona Red Rock High School – 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona
Please view these links for more flooding information in Yavapai County. Along with safety tips and a sandbagging handout on how to stack sandbags properly to increase their effectiveness.
Yavapai Flood Control – http://www.ycflood.com/?page_id=89
Sandbag Document – Sandbagging Handout
Flood Smart.gov – https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/preparation_recovery/before_a_flood.jsp
Flood Preparation and Safety Handout – In English English FloodPreparationSafetyBrochure_F684_062014 In Spanish Spanish f684s_preparacion_08_08
To prepare for a flood, you should:
- Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Elevate the furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk.
- Consider installing “check valves” to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home.
NEVER drive through flooded roadways. STOP! Turn Around Don’t Drown.·
- The roadbed may be washed out.
- You can lose control of your vehicle in only a few inches of water.
- Do not drive around a barricade. Turn around and go another way!
- Your car may float. Vehicles can be swept away by less than 2 feet of water.
- Other tips – BEFORE A FLOOD TIPS