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City Officials Work To Get Additional Sandbags To The Pipeline West Area After Sunday’s Flooding

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Monday was a quiet day weatherwise on burn areas surrounding Flagstaff. The Pipeline West flood area saw the most water yet come down from the westside Pipeline Fire burn scar Sunday. There were calls late Sunday and Monday for additional sandbags, because prepackaged ones were in short supply according to residents in flooded areas. The City of Flagstaff released a statement to KAFF News saying, “several thousand empty sandbags are available for self-fill at the self-fill sandbag sites.” The city adds, they “staged over ten pallets of pre-filled sandbags at the sites last night (Sunday) and more pre-filled sandbags are being provided as they become available today (Monday). The city goes on to say, “the conditions of the Pipeline West area are very different than the conditions in Doney Park, Timberline, or even the Museum Flood area and sandbags must be placed cautiously so that they do not cause an adverse impact.” Sandbagging areas for the Pipeline West burn are at the Thorpe Park parking lot, between Francis Short Pond and the softball fields at 950 North Aztec Street. The other is at the Schultz Creek Trailhead, commonly called the “Schultz Y” at Schultz Pass Road and East Mount Elden Lookout Road. Residents with questions on sandbags are encouraged to call (928) 213-2102 to discuss their mitigations with an engineer.