To prepare for post-fire flooding, Pinal County and the town of Superior will be providing sandbags at the Superior Airport at 101 Airport Road.
The event will take place 5 a.m.-1 p.m. July 2-3. Pre-filled sandbags will be available for residents with a limit of 50 bags per family household.
Sandbags will also be available after 9 a.m. on July 2 at the following locations: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Spirit of Truth Baptist Church (Top of the World),nd Queen Valley Fire District. Sandbags will remain available at these locations until gone, according to a release.
After an intense wildfire, burned vegetation and charred soil form a water-repellent layer blocking water absorption for years. During rainfall, water bounces off the soil and even light rain can potentially turn into a flood or mudflow. Preparedness is key. Learn more by going to ready.gov.
“Pinal County Public Works is happy to host a ready-to-go sandbag event for the residents of Pinal County that were affected by the Telegraph Fire. We support and want to assist Pinal County residents with preparedness efforts,” Public Works Director Andrew Smith said in the release.
“The Town of Superior would like to thank Pinal County, the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and the Department of Forestry & Fire Management for their commitment to the safety of our residents,” Superior Town Manager Todd Pryor said.