Flagstaff residents preparing for more storms while cleaning up from round one

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by Natalie Rivers

azfamily.com

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 21 at 9:14 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Residents in the Timberline area and Sunset Crater Estates in Doney Park are cleaning up after yesterday's flooding and preparing for more storms on the way.

Coconino County Emergency Management, Summit Fire, U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Department of Emergency Management, and other related agencies are helping residents in the Flagstaff area to mitigate the effects of mother nature.

People in the community are working together on clean up efforts on their properties and inside their homes.

Residents who are digging on their property six feet or deeper are asked to call Blue Stake first to identify underground utilities and obstructions.

Coconino County Public Works reports all private and county roads are open and passable, but as weather conditions change road closures could go into effect.

According to Coconino county officials, the City of Flagstaff Schultz Road waterline has been shut off, but this will have no impact on water services in the area. The waterline will remain shut off until further notice.

The Doney Park Water Company said their systems have not been compromised in the flood and are holding up.

Residents in the flooded area will receive their mail from the U.S. Post office, however residents who have damaged mailboxes will need to pick mail up at the main post office on Postal Way.

Rain is being predicted for today and with chances through the rest of the week.

Coconino County officials encourage residents to prepare for more flooding with wattles and sand bags.

Property owners can pick up straw wattles at the Summit Fire Station #33 at North Highway 89 and Firehouse Lane.

Sand bag operations have been expanded with new locations at Peaks View Park next to Summit Fire Station #32 on Koch Field Road. This is the largest and preferred location, but you can also go to the former Tumbleweed Store and a location on North Highway 89 and Campbell Avenue across from the Chevron station.

3TV has crews up in the Flagstaff area and we will continue to update this story as the situation changes throughout the day.

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