Monsoon season officially starts June 15 – are you prepared?
Tempe helps residents prepare for monsoon season with safety tips and free sandbags
Starting tomorrow, Tempe will have sand and bags available at two locations for self-service:
- Solid Waste Compost Facility: 1001 N. Rio Road (access drive north of Rio Salado Parkway and Hardy Drive)
- Benedict Sports Complex: 490 W. Guadalupe Road (northwest corner of Guadalupe and Kyrene roads, east side of parking lot)
Fill bags one-half to two-thirds full, allowing bags to lie flat and nestle together to create a tight sandbag wall. Over-filled bags are too firm and can create a leaky sandbag wall. Tying bags is not necessary. Don't forget to bring a shovel and a helper!
Follow us on social media to get tips on monsoon safety during Monsoon Awareness Week, June 14-20.
- Clear debris from roof gutters and downspouts
- Trim trees, especially those close to the house, to help prevent breakage and uprooting
- Pretreat pools with chlorine shock to help prevent algae growth
- Keep storm drains and gutters clear of debris. City crews are checking and clearing storm drains to allow rainwater to drain as efficiently as possible; residents can help by clearing any debris from the gutters adjacent to their property
- If you live in a flood-prone area, pack a three-day bag of supplies, including clothes and medications, in case you need to relocate quickly
- Keep pets indoors when storms are predicted
Download our Monsoon Prep Checklist for more tips on what to do before, during and after a storm to keep your family and property safe and secure. Visit tempe.gov/monsoon or call 480-350-4311 for more information.
Media Contact: TaiAnna Yee
Public Information Officer, Transportation