|November 22, 2013 Contact: Joe Pyritz (520) 866-6226
Public Works, Emergency Management Preparing for this Weekend’s Winter Storm
FLORENCE –Pinal County‘s Emergency Management and Public Works Department are getting prepared for this weekend’s storm that is predicted to bring one to three inches of rain to southern and central Arizona.
The National Weather Service’s Forecast Office out of Phoenix says the winter storm will move into Arizona on Thursday night and stay in the area until Sunday. Snow levels are predicted to reach 7,000 feet in the mountains.
“We are being proactive,” said Emergency Management Director Lou Miranda. “We will have our staffers from Emergency Management and Public Works on stand-by. The chances for flooding during this event will be likely, especially in low-lying areas. Our Public Works Department has sand bags at the various district yards for residents that need them. If there is a need for sand bags after hours, resident should call the Sheriff’s Department and they will contact our Public Works Department. We are also keeping an eye on the possibility of power outages as well.”
Miranda said that there will be a good chance of road flooding and that drivers should not take the chance to cross running washes and road crossings.
“It only takes about few inches of water to move a vehicle, don’t take chances with your life of the lives of your loved ones. It’s just not worth it,” Miranda stressed.