As monsoon season gets underway, residents are advised the County is providing sand and sandbags to residents, at no cost, at several locations convenient to people in flood prone areas.   Cochise County does not have the staff to fill or load sandbags.  Residents are advised to bring their own shovel. To protect the sandbags from the weather, 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 Road yard, 1229 Hereford Rd.

- Douglas Road yard, 3665 N. Leslie Canyon Rd.

- Willcox Road yard,  500 W. Railroad Avenue

- Benson Road yard, 901 E. 4th Street

- Elfrida Road yard, 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

Sand and 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 Station #3, 10202 E. Highway 92, Hereford 

- Portal Area - Intersection of Foothills & Portal Road

- Bowie Area - 766 W. Business Loop off I-10

Motorists are advised to be aware of flooding dangers and to follow
cautionary advice from government agencies, weather services and other
public information sources.  Never cross flooded washes or go around
barricades.  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.
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
a direct link on the County website home page under Emergency Alert
Notification Registration.

If you have questions concerning this announcement, please contact the
Highway & Floodplain Office at 520-432-9300.  Visit our Highway & Floodplain
Dept. Main Page at:


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