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Monsoon Storm Information

I found this information earlier today and thought it was too good not to share since we’ve had some really crazy localized weather this summer!  Here’s what the Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management suggests to do during the fiercest of monsoon storms and how to deal with the damage afterward around the Phoenix area….

 

 

Staff Maricopa County Emergency Management

Staff Maricopa County Emergency Management


Monsoon Storm Information

In the wake of this current storm (and future storms), we want you to be safe. IF ANYTHING IS LIFE THREATENING, CALL 911.DRIVING: Drive with caution. Road damage, downed trees and power lines may be present, and traffic lights may be out. If you see a downed power line, stay at least 100 feet away and call your local authorities to report. Flooding may also be present. Do not try to drive through it. You do not know its depth or the obstacles beneath it.CLEARING DEBRIS: Be cautious when handling debris outside your home. If a tree has fallen on a power line outside your home, do not try to remove it yourself. Call your power company to remove it. DAMAGED PROPERTY: Use extreme caution when entering a building. There can be hidden damage. SAFELY take photos/video of damage to your property and list all damages, then contact your insurance company.FOOD SAFETY: Unopened refrigerators will keep food cold for 4hrs; unopened freezers for 48hrs. Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures above 40⁰ for 2 hrs or more. When in doubt, throw it out.HEAT SAFETY: While crews are restoring power, do not wait in a hot house. Go to somewhere cool (that has power): a family or friends house, a mall, a community center, a heat refuge found on this map: https://azmag.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=be7634cb523d4c048106890c98dc3a75 Call ahead of time to be sure they have power.OTHER OUTAGE INFO: Turn off HVAC systems to avoid a surge. Leave one light on so you know when the power returns. Only use flashlights for emergency lighting, candles can cause fires. Do not try to repair any electrical problems yourself.We have several brochures in English and Spanish, with valuable information on what to do before during, and after monsoon storms and related incidents. Please visit these links to see digital copies:Monsoon Storms (English):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32615/Monsoon-Brochure?bidId=Monsoon Storms (Spanish):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/38942/Monsoon_Web_SP?bidId=Damaging Winds (English):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32607/Damaging-Wind-Brochure?bidId=Damaging Winds (Spanish):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/38934/Damaging_Winds_Web_SP?bidId=Dust Storms (English):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32609/Dust-Storm-Brochure?bidId=Dust Storms: (Spanish):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/38936/Dust_Storms_Web_SP?bidId=Flooding (English):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32612/Flooding-Brochure?bidId=Flooding (Spanish):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/38939/Flooding_Web_SP?bidId=Power Outage (English):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32616/Power-Outage-Brochure?bidId=Power Outage (Spanish):https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/38943/Power_Outage_Web_SP?bidId=