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Monsoon Flood and Sand Bag Information

Merrill Roberts' Monsoon in Sedona

Merrill Roberts’ Monsoon in Sedona

Sedona AZ (July 9, 2015)Monsoons can linger over any area dropping intense amounts of water in a short period of time. Your home or business could be at risk for flooding.

Anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if an area has yet to experience a flood, it can happen now or in the future. Flood risk isn’t just based on history – it is also based on rainfall, topography, flood control measures, river flow and changes due to new construction and development.

Here are the 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 – 47202 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 Station #1 – 2860 Southwest Drive
– Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road
– Sedona Uptown Public Parking Lot, 260 Schnebly Road
– Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road.

sandbagsPlease view the links below for more flooding information in Yavapai County and find safety tips and a sandbagging handout which will instruct you how to stack the bags to increase their effectiveness.

Yavapai Flood Control – http://www.ycflood.com/?page_id=89
Sandbag Document – Sandbagging Handout
Yavapai County Emergency Management @ www.regionalinfo-alert.org

Flood insurance information can be found at: Flood Smart.gov

Flood Preparation and Safety handouts are available in English and Spanish.

NEVER drive through flooded roadways. STOP! Turn Around Don’t Drown!

 Vehicles can be swept away by less than 2 feet of water.
 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!

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.

We highly encourage residents to sign up with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Emergency Notification System to be notified during emergency situations at:


For more information, contact 928-771 -3321 or marcie.slay@yavapai.us. Be sure to visit www.regionalinfo-alert.org today!

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