In preparation for monsoon season, sandbags are sand are available at several locations convenient to residents in flood prone areas.
Cochise County says they do not have the manpower to fill and load sandbags but they are providing them to anyone in need. Those interested will need to bring their own shovel.
The sandbags will be placed inside a metal drum next to the sand to prevent the sandbags from rotting.
The following locations will have sandbags available Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. :
Bisbee Roadyard, 1229 Hereford Rd. Douglas Roadyard, 3665 N. Leslie Canyon Rd. Willcox Roadyard, 500 W. Railroad Avenue Benson Roadyard, 901 E. 4th Street Elfrida Roadyard, 3988 W. Thompson Road
Cochise County Hereford Pit Material Yard: approximately .5 miles East of Y Lighting Road – This location has limited hours during the work week of Monday through Thursday. It is best to make arrangements by calling 520-432-9300.
The following locations will have sandbags available at any time :
Coronado Lakes Estates (Douglas) — off Cipriano Dr. at the Water Tanks, Willow Lakes Subdivision (Benson) — at the Water Tank Elfrida Fire Department, 10293 N. Central Highway, Whetstone Fire District, 2422 N. Firehouse Ln. Whetstone, Palominas Fire (Hereford Station), 10202 E. Highway 92, Palominas Fire (Miracle Valley Station) 9695 E. Highway 92, Palominas Fire (Palominas Station) 9903 S. Palominas Road, Portal Area – Intersection of Foothills & Portal Road, Bowie Area – 766 W. Business Loop off I-10.
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