More rain, possible flooding ahead

Be prepared with sandbags

VERDE VALLEY - With former Hurricane and now Tropical Storm Odile bearing down on Baja California, Arizona has been warned to prepare for Flash Flood conditions.

A flash flood watch has been raised for the Verde Valley from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. Rainfall will be heaviest Wednesday and Thursday

Floods can happen anywhere - Are you prepared? Even if you feel that you live in a community with a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Just because you have not experienced a flood in the past, does not mean you won't in the future. Flood risk isn't just based on history; it's also based on a number of factors including rainfall, topography, flood-control measures, river-flow and tidal-surge data, and changes due to new construction and development.

Most fire stations offer sand for filling sand bags:

Cottonwood Public works - 1480 W. Mingus Ave. - against the wall of the wastewater plant

Clarkdale Fire Department - 895 First South Street -- Sand and bags available at station

Yavapai County Verde Valley Public Works yard - 4000 West Cherry Road, Verde Valley

Sedona Fire - Sedona Red Rock High School - 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona

-- Contact the reporter at jhutchinson@verdenews.com

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