Imminent Flash Flood Warning For Museum Fire Flood Area
The Coconino County Emergency Management agency says imminent flash flooding is expected in Flagstaff in the Museum Fire Flood Area, including Mt. Elden Estates, Paradise, Grandview and Sunnyside. People are advised to shelter in place, get to high ground if outside and do not enter drainages. The Flash Flood Warning is in effect until at least 4:30 p.m. today.
Officials in Coconino County say people living in the flood area of the Museum Fire should prepare a Stay Kit to shelter in place for up to 72 hours if severe flooding occurs. Sandbags are available north of the Coconino County Health Services Building in Flagstaff. The National Weather Service’s Flagstaff office says showers and thunderstorms are expected to become more widespread across northern Arizona over the next few days.
If you are impacted by flooding, the county has activated a Call Center at 928-679-8525.
Flash flood watches have been issued for large areas of central, southern and northwestern Arizona, including burn scars from wildfires. The watches issued by the National Weather Service are in effect now through Wednesday morning.