Thursday, November 21, 2013
Maricopa Fire Department issues weather advisory
The City of Maricopa is preparing for the upcoming heavy rains expected tonight through this weekend. The National Weather Service has predicted, “ a strong fall storm with moderate to heavy rainfall potential” that will affect the City. In response to the storm, the multiple departments within the City are gearing up to support any emergency needs resulting from the rains.
The City of Maricopa Emergency Operation Center and its personnel are on stand-by and monitoring the weather throughout the weekend. The Public Works Department is on stand-by and prepared to close dangerous roadways and set up detour routes through the city. Public Works and the Maricopa Fire Department are also ready to set up a sandbag station for residents at Fire Station #571(20945 N. Porter Rd.) if needed.
The Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team’s members has been put on stand-by along with the Maricopa Police Department’s Volunteers in Policing (VIPS) to support response efforts.
The Fire Department wants to emphasize that residents stay tuned to the local media outlets as well as our social media channels for any breaking news or emergency advisories pertaining to the storm.
You can follow the department at:
For emergency alerts sent directly to your cell phone, sign up for free at www.Nixle.com.
For the latest and most accurate weather advisories go to the National Weather Service: www.weather.gov.
This is also a great opportunity to have a disaster ready kit available in case of power outage or flooding. For information on putting your kit together visit www.ready.gov.
(Submitted by the Maricopa Fire Department - Photo: David French/Maricopa Community News)