Monday, October 1, 2018

City of Tucson Handing Out Free Sandbags to Counter Tropical Rainstorm Rosa

Posted By on Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 11:43 AM

click to enlarge Live radar as of 10 a.m. - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON
National Weather Service Tucson
Live radar as of 10 a.m.
The City of Tucson announced it would hand out free sandbags at Hi-Corbett Field (700 S. Randolph Way) and the Rodeo Grounds (4823 S. 6th Ave.) on Monday to counter potential flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Rosa.

The complimentary sandbags will be handed out at both sites from noon to 8 p.m., with a limit of 10 bags per vehicle, the City's report said.

The Rodeo Grounds location is a pick-up location with pre-filled bags, while Hi-Corbett is a self-serve location in the stadium's east parking lot, meaning residents will need to bring their own shovels to fill their bags.

The move comes as outer bands of moisture from Hurricane Rosa arrive in Southern Arizona, bringing heavy rains across Baja California and Sonora in Mexico, through parts of California and Arizona.

The National Weather Service's Tucson bureau released a flood advisory for the majority of Pima and Santa Cruz counties on Monday morning, mostly in relation to the risk of flooded washes and streets due to the precipitation. 

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