The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the area.
In anticipation of today's storm, as well as rain that is being predicted through the week, sandbags are available at Queen Creek Fire Station 2, 24787 S. Sossaman Road. Bring your own shovel and only fill the bags half full, according to a release.
Travel should be avoided during heavy rainfall, when possible; if travel is unavoidable, do not drive through flooded roadways or go around barricades, the release states.
Sandbags can be useful in redirecting storm water and debris flows away from your home. In order to ensure that sandbags are properly filled and maintained:
There are limits to what sandbags can do, so remember:
Flood watches issued by the NWS mean to be prepared, there is the possibility of flooding in the area. Flood warnings mean to take action; flooding has been reported in the area. For more safety information and updates, visit the National Weather Service Phoenix Office at wrh.noaa.gov/psr. For additional information about the town, go to QueenCreek.org and follow the town on Twitter.com/TownofQC.