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Some homes and businesses in Flagstaff face a heightened risk of post-wildfire flooding due to the Pipeline Fire. Residents who live in the northwest area of Flagstaff, including the neighborhoods of Creighton Estates, Forest Hills, Lynwood, Cheshire, Valley Crest, Coyote Springs, Ridge Crest, Coconino Estates, and Rock Ridge Estates are encouraged to visit flagstaff.az.gov/PipelineWest to view the flood risk assessment map and determine how their residence is impacted.
If the flood risk assessment map shows that their home or business could be impacted, residents are encouraged to place sandbags around their primary residence a minimum 6 inches above the anticipated flood depths shown on the flood risk assessment map. Sandbag filling and installation guidelines can be found at flagstaff.az.gov/PipelineWest. If residents need assistance interpreting the flood risk assessment map or would like to discuss their property with a representative, they can call the City of Flagstaff at 928-213-2102 for a mitigation assessment.
It is recommended that everyone within flood-prone areas purchase flood insurance for their property and/or belongings. Impacted residents should also sign up to receive email updates by filling out the contact form at flagstaff.az.gov/PipelineWest. Most importantly, all Flagstaff residents should sign up to receive emergency notifications at coconino.az.gov/ready and stay alert this monsoon season.
For related questions, please contact Sarah Langley, City of Flagstaff Public Affairs Director at email@example.com or 928-853-5596.