Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets
Surprise, AZ (November 18, 2019) The National Weather Service is forecasting multiple rounds of widespread rain and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon thru Thursday. They expect localized flooding and strong winds, especially Wednesday. Dust, lightning, and hail will also be possible this week. Residents in flood prone areas can access free sand and bags at several city locations. Additionally, remember that it is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. When you come to a flooded area, please “Turn Around Don’t Drown.”
Sand and bags are available to residents at the following locations (view online map):
Bell Road Lake (south side), 15105 W. Bell Road
Water Well Site, 16849 W. Jomax Road
Westgate City Facility, 13430 W. Westgate Drive
Ashton Ranch Water Supply Facility,15151 W. Greenway Road
AZ TechCelerator,12425 W. Bell Road
Fire Station 302,18600 Reems Road
NOTE: Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the bags. Anyone needing assistance should call Public Works at 623.222.1900.
Designated Public Works crews are on call 24 hours a day during any potential heavy rain events. Crews will be checking for and removing any downed trees and debris, clearing clogged storm drains and closing roads in flooded areas as needed.
To report storm damage in the public right-of-way or a flooded street, please call 623.222.1900 or use the MySurprise app. If reporting after hours or on holidays, please call the Surprise Police Department Non-Emergency Line at 623.222.4000.