The monsoon begins Wednesday, June 15, in Arizona, and the Town of Queen Creek wants residents to be prepared for the dust storms, flash floods and other potentially dangerous events that occur during the season.
In announcing Monsoon Awareness Week, which began Sunday, public safety officials also provided a list of advice and phone numbers to assist citizens:
Dust storms can create wind gusts that exceed 40 mph and dramatically reduce visibility.
Most flash flood deaths occur in vehicles; moving water 1- to 2-feet deep will carry away most vehicles.
Sandbags are available at Fire Station 2, 24787 S. Sossaman Road. Residents are reminded to bring their own shovel and only fill the bags half full.
Downed Power Lines
SRP provides an outage map for customers with estimated restoration times, visit SRPnet.com for more information.
Stormwater is not the rain that falls from the sky but the runoff, which is generated when rain flows over land and surfaces such as concrete driveways, sidewalks, streets, parking lots and rooftops, and does not infiltrate into the ground.
Stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution in the United States. Here’s what you can do to help keep surface water clean:
Severe weather watch means that residents should be prepared, as there is the possibility of severe weather in the area.
Severe weather warning means to take action, severe weather has been reported in the area.
For more safety information, visit the National Weather Service Phoenix Office.
Visit QueenCreekAZ.gov for additional information about the Town.
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