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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Museum Flood Area August 05 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Weather Forecast: The National Weather Service predicts few storms through the weekend. For up-to-date, local weather, visit https://www.weather.gov/fgz/.   

Sandbag Operations & Placement: 4,950 sandbags were produced between Tuesday and today. There is currently a sandbag stockpile of 65,500 sandbags. A total of 52 sandbag site placements have been completed to date for elderly and disabled in the Museum Flood Area, with one awaiting assistance. 

Approximately 650,000 to 700,000 sandbags have been placed since the Museum Fire (2019). Pre-filled and self-fill sandbags continue to be available to both the stations (South parking lot of Coconino High School at 2801 N Izabel and Coconino County Health and Human Services at 2625 King Street). 

Debris Removal: There is one outstanding debris removal request awaiting volunteer resources.  

Flood Mitigation Site Assessments:  

Five properties are awaiting assessment that have specific issues that are being reviewed. To request a site assessment, please contact the Call Center at 928-679-8525 if you are experiencing one or more of the following:   

  • Floodwater has overtopped your sandbags or other mitigation measures   
  • The flow of floodwater was not mitigated by your current sandbag walls   
  • Mitigation employed by adjacent property owners is impacting your home 

Operations: 

Significant progress has been made relative to Mount Elden Estates NRCS Exigency project. Most of the rock vane weirs are constructed. In addition, 100 linear feet of concrete barrier was provided by Coconino County Public Works to the contractor today for this project. 

Call Center: 

Seven (7) calls were received between in the last two days, with 491 total calls since the beginning of the flooding.   

Below is important information for residents of the Museum Flood Area and those who experienced monsoonal flooding:

SHELTER IN PLACE: During flood events, residents should shelter in place. Have a Stay Kit ready. 

DEBRIS ON PROPERTY: If you have debris on your property, then you should move the debris to the street if you are able -- only when the water has stopped flowing. This will help County and City Public Works crews remove the debris with their heavy equipment.  

PARKED CARS: If you live on one of the streets that has debris as a result of the flood, then please do not park your car on the streets.  

TRACK WEATHER: For the latest Museum Fire scar weather conditions and NWS notifications please visit https://www.weather.gov/fgz/MuseumFireFloodRisk 

SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS:  https://coconino.az.gov/207/Emergency-Management   

MUSEUM FLOOD AREA CALL CENTER: The Call Center will be operational daily. Hours of operation may shift depending on any weather events that may occur. The number is 928-679-8525.   

SOCIAL SERVICES RESOURCE GUIDE: https://www.coconino.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/35228/COVID-19-Social-Safety-Net-Services-Coalition-Resource-Guide-V9_

CLEAN UP OF INTERIOR FLOODING: https://www.coconino.az.gov/2437/After-a-Flood-Event  

STAY IN TOUCH: Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff are providing updates on our websites and social media: coconino.az.gov, twitter.com/coconinocounty, and facebook.com/coconinocounty | flagstaff.az.gov, facebook.com/CityofFlagstaff  

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