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Posted on: August 21, 2021

Museum Flood Area August 21 | 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.

Successful Volunteer Day Today: We want to thank United Way of Northern Arizona and the approximately 100 volunteers that supported residents impacted by the devastating flooding event this week with debris removal today. They removed about 200 tons of sediment from the yards of seven homes...just amazing!  

Upcoming Work Session: The Coconino County Board of Supervisors and the Flagstaff City Council will hold a joint meeting this Monday, August 23, at 3 pm to review the Museum Flood Area response and ongoing mitigation efforts. The public can access this meeting on the city’s website here: https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/1461/Streaming-City-Council-Meetings.  

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

Sandbag Operations & Placement: Today the Arizona Conservation Corps crew placed about 600 sandbags at homes at the end of Paradise and 200 sandbags at a home on Linda Vista. They will perform more sandbagging tomorrow and this coming week.   

Remaining Debris Removal: For any remaining requests for assistance with debris removal, United Way will be organizing volunteers throughout the week as they are available.  

Operations: Supported the volunteer efforts today with sandbag deliveries to the volunteer sites, removal of sediment deposited in the streets by the volunteers, water truck to keep dust down, and traffic control to support these operations.  

Volunteers Needed: United Way of Northern Arizona continues to recruit volunteers for debris removal. Please sign up at https://uwna.volunteerhub.com/  or call 928-773-9813.   

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: COVID-19 Social Safety-Net Services Coalition-Resource Guide V10 (az.gov) 

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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