Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Bags and sand are available at Bernalillo County's South Valley fire stations; and officials are reminding residents to stay away from ditches and arroyos.
With the beginning of monsoon rains, residents in the unincorporated areas of the county are advised that sandbags can help to stop water from rushing into yards and onto property that may be vulnerable.
“The Bernalillo County Fire Department knows how devastating flooding can be,” says Interim Fire Chief Frank Barka. “Preparing ahead of time can make a huge difference in stopping fast moving flash flood waters before any damage occurs.”
Sand and bags are available at the following Bernalillo County South Valley Fire Stations:
- Station 32-1701 Arenal SW
- Station 33-3909 Barcelona SW
- Station 34-2801 Don Felipe SW
- Station 38-3610 Prince SE
Residents will need to fill and transport their own bags.
Especially during this monsoon season, residents are reminded to stay away from ditches and arroyos. Rains in the foothills and the mountains will cause high water levels in the ditches and arroyos all over the valley, so caution is advised anywhere fast water may be flowing.
Residents who need more information should call the county's fire administration offices at 468-1310.
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