MESA, AZ - The City of Mesa activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 7:30am this morning with key personnel from Police, Fire/Medical , Transportation and Utilities departments to monitor flooding and flood-related issues throughout the community.
“This is a significant rain event for the valley. Our first concern is for the safety and wellbeing of our residents and those traveling through our community.” Mayor Alex Finter said, “We have responded at an elevated level to keep our public safety and operations teams coordinated and to ensure appropriate responses to priority calls.”
The EOC is tracking National Weather Service reports as well as communicating with other local and regional agencies. There are a few power outages impacting approximately 2,500 in the SRP service area. Many retention basins are approaching capacity and should be considered off limits for any recreational use. Numerous streets are experiencing significant flooding with intermittent closures throughout the City as appropriate due to flooding. Additional emergency response personnel including Police and Fire/Medical staff have been activated to assist with increased calls for service and any other incidents that may occur.
Residents are encouraged to stay home and off streets unless absolutely necessary. Calls to 911 should be limited to emergency life and safety issues.