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Pinal County and Town of Superior to Host Sandbag Event to Promote Post-Fire Flooding Preparedness
Date: 6/25/2021

Sandbags

Update 7/2/21: Sandbags are now accessible at any time, every day at all the locations listed below except for the Superior Airport. On Monday, July 5th, the Superior Town Hall and Fire Station will be added as a site to go for sandbags as well.

Residents will be responsible for loading and there is a limit of 50 bags per family household. Supplies will remain available until gone. During business hours call 520-840-2115 with any questions.

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To prepare for post-fire flooding, Pinal County and the Town of Superior will be providing sandbags at the entrance of the Superior Airport located at 101 Airport Road. The event will take place on July 2nd, from 5 am to 1 pm. Pre-filled sandbags will be available for residents with a limit of 50 bags per family household.

Sandbags will also be available after 9 am on July 2nd at the following locations: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Spirit of Truth Baptist Church (Top of the World), and Queen Valley Fire District. Sandbags will remain available at these locations until gone.

After an intense wildfire, burned vegetation and charred soil form a water-repellent layer blocking water absorption for years. During rainfall, water bounces off the soil, and even light rain can potentially turn into a flood or mudflow. Preparedness is key. Learn more by visiting the website ready.gov.

"Pinal County Public Works is happy to host a ready-to-go sandbag event for the residents of Pinal County that were affected by the Telegraph Fire. We support and want to assist Pinal County residents with preparedness efforts," states Public Works Director Andrew Smith.

Town Manager of Superior Todd Pryor expresses, “ The Town of Superior would like to thank Pinal County, the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and the Department of Forestry & Fire Management for their commitment to the safety of our residents.”

 
 

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