Bernalillo County offers free sand, bags for flash flooding prep

July 4th, 2014 at 10:43 am by under Latest Posts

With the beginning of monsoon rains, Bernalillo County is reminding residents that sandbags can help to stop water from rushing into yards and onto property during flash-flooding.

“The Bernalillo County Fire Department knows how devastating flooding can be,” says Deputy Fire Chief Greg Perez. “Preparing ahead of time can make a huge difference in stopping fast-moving flash flood waters before any damage occurs”

BernCo Public Works is providing the sand and the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA) is providing the bags.

Residents will need to fill and transport their own bags.

Sand and bags are available at:

South Valley Fire Stations North Valley Fire Stations
Station 32–1701 Arenal SW Station 30–6697 4th St. NW
Station 33–3909 Barcelona SW Station 31–9819 2nd St. NW
Station 34–2801 Don Felipe SW Station 35–11700 Paseo Del Norte NE
Station 38–3610 Prince SE Station 36–501 Bear Canyon Lane NE

East Mountain Fire Stations
Station 40–48 Public School Rd. Tijeras
Station 41–10838 Highway 337
Station 43–4 Dressage Rd.
Station 46–25 Frost Rd.

Especially during this monsoon season, residents are reminded to stay away from ditches and arroyos. Rains in the foothills and the mountains will cause high water levels in the ditches and arroyos all over the valley, so caution is advised anywhere fast water may be flowing.

Residents who need more information should call the Bernalillo County Fire Department’s administration offices at (505) 468-1310.

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