In preparation for the upcoming monsoon season, the Cochise County Highway and Floodplain Department announces the availability of sand and sandbags at several key locations convenient for residents in flood prone areas.
Please note that we do not have the manpower to fill and load sandbags: we are providing sandbags and sand to anyone in need. Residents will need to bring their own shovel.
To prevent the sandbags from rotting, they will be placed inside a metal drum next to the sand, at the following locations:
Monday through Thursday from the hours of 7:00 am to 3:00 pm:
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.
Sandbags are available at any time from the following locations:
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
We are also cautioning citizens to be aware of flooding dangers and to follow cautionary advice from government agencies, weather services and other public information sources.
Visit our Highway & Floodplain Dept. Main Page at: https://www.cochise.az.gov/highway-and-floodplain
Motorists and pedestrians are advised never to cross flooded washes or go around barricades. When in doubt, turn around – don’t drown. When approaching any work zone or barricade, please proceed with caution, abide by all posted speed limit signs and traffic control, and be alert for any dangerous or unusual conditions.
Residents are also encouraged to sign up for emergency alert notifications. There is a direct link on the County website home page under Emergency Alert Notification Registration. This service is also provided free of charge and alerts can be sent to a cell phone, email address, or landline telephone. To sign up for alerts or change your notifications, go to http://public.alertsense.com/signup/?regionid=1341
If you have questions concerning this announcement, please contact the Highway & Floodplain Office at 520-432-9300.