Coconino County prepares for more rain, potential flooding

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by Nafeesa DeFlorias

azfamily.com

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 25 at 8:33 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Coconino County residents are preparing for more rain after a flash flood on Tuesday tore through the Timberline, Doney Park and Wupatki communities, prompting Gov. Jan Brewer to sign a declaration of emergency.

The area has been pummeled with rain, bringing with it mud and debris from the 15,000-acres charred  by the Schultz fire last month.

Doney Park resident Cheryl Lee says a lot of homes are "pretty devestated."

In an attempt to help residents trying to protect their homes and property from more water damage, Summit Fire Station is offering wattles, wire-wrapped barrels of hay equal to approximately 10 sandbags.

Community volunteers are also helping with several sandbag stations set up along Highway 89.

Coconino County officials are holding a community meeting Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Sinagua High School.

3TV Forecaster April Warnecke says Coconino County can expect a 50 to 60 percent chance of rain today.
 

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