Originally Published: July 12, 2018 5:59 a.m.
Now that fire danger conditions have improved enough for fire restrictions to be lifted throughout Yavapai County, the Yavapai County Emergency Management is encouraging everyone to be on high alert about the next natural concern: flooding.
The group advises all to “Stay out of washes, riverbeds, and take higher ground if you’re downstream from a storm,” according to a public post by the group’s Facebook page. “Certain weather patterns can focus flooding risks anywhere over the U.S. Make sure to be familiar with the area you live and work in, so you can act quickly and stay safe in the event of a flash flood.”
The group is also stocking various locations with sandbags for reducing flood water damage. Anyone is welcome to the sandbags, but must fill the bags themselves with their own shovels. The locations are as follows:
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 Road, Prescott
Prescott Fire Station - 1980 Club House Drive, Prescott
Prescott/Central Fire Station - 1700 Iron Springs Road, Prescott
Central Arizona Fire Station - 4125 W. Outer Loop Road, Prescott
Central Arizona Fire Station PV - 8555 E. Yavapai Road, Prescott Valley
Central Arizona Fire Chino Station 61 - 1133 W. Road 3 North, Chino Valley
Central Arizona Fire Paulden Station 63 - 250 W. Sweet Valley Drive, Paulden
Williamson Valley trailhead 347 across from Granite Oaks Drive
Yarnell Presbyterian Church – 16455 Table Top Way
Mayer Fire Station – 10001 South Miami Street, Mayer
Black Canyon Fire Station – 35050 Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City
Ash Fork – Church off Bullock Road, Ash Fork
Seligman Fire – Highway 66 and 2nd Street
Verde Valley Fire St 31, 2700 Godard Road, Cottonwood
Cottonwood Public Works Yard - 1480 W. Mingus Ave.
Verde Valley Fire St. 36 at 895 First South Street, Clarkdale
Verde Valley Fire St 32, 1120 S. Page Springs Road, Cornville
Lake Montezuma – Sycamore Park
Lake Montezuma – corner of Beaver Creek and Lookout Point roads
Sedona Fire – Sedona Red Rock High School – 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona
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
Sedona City Maintenance Yard, 2070 Contractors Road
If there is a location that hasn’t been stocked, you can always find bags outside the Prescott Public Works office at 1100 Commerce Drive, Prescott, and in the Verde Public Works yard at 4000 North Cherry Road, Camp Verde, according to the group.