Mesa is preparing for monsoon storm season

June 15, 2020 at 12:03 pm

Today marks the official start of monsoon season. The City of Mesa Transportation Department is prepared to activate the storm response crew in the event monsoon weather moves into the city. Field operations crews will actively monitor any storms and rainfall activity and have our storm water pump equipment staged and ready to respond to any potential road flooding that may occur as a result of a storm.

Transportation's primary goal is to ensure the safety of the traveling public during the storm.

Sand and empty bags are available at the following locations (bring your own shovel):
Fire Station 202, 830 S. Stapley Drive
Fire Station 204, 1426 S. Extension Road
Fire Station 205, 730 S. Greenfield Road
Fire Station 209, 7035 E. Southern Ave.
Fire Station 212, 2430 E. Ellsworth Road
Transportation Building, 300 E. 6th St.
East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St.

If you arrive to an intersection with the signal out, treat it as a four-way stop and proceed with caution. Behind the scenes, our technology has already alerted Transportation signal techs of the outage via text message and email and they are responding. Pay attention to hazard signs such as "Do Not Cross When Flooded," "Road Closed Due to Flooding," and "Roadblocks." Ignoring barriers or signs can threaten life and property.

Report downed trees or other hazards in the public right-of-way to the City of Mesa's UCC by calling 480-644-3038, which is staffed 24/7 and will dispatch City of Mesa Transportation's Road Hazard Response Crew to respond.

For additional storm preparation information and a complete list of contact numbers and social media feeds, visit mesaaz.gov/residents/emergencies-power-outages and click on the "Sandbags & Storm Preparation" link. Here you will find useful safety tips to protect you and your family before, during and after a storm.

Transportation Department
Contact: Ashley Austin
Tel. (480) 644-3398
ashley.austin@mesaaz.gov